Christine Elizabeth Stiepel

Christine Elizabeth Stiepel

January 25, 1925 - December 23, 2005

Christine Elizabeth Stiepel

January 25, 1925 - December 23, 2005


Stiepel, Christine E., M.D.
Christine Stiepel, M.D. passed away peacefully on Friday, December 23, 2005 in the presence of her loving family. She was born on January 25, 1925 in Saxony, Germany. She emigrated to the United States in 1951 with her husband whom she met in medical school in Leipzig. They moved to California in the late 1950’s and settled in Los Alamitos/Rossmoor, where they raised their family and lived for 45 years.

She practiced internal medicine with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group from 1967 until her retirement in 1991, where she was respected by patients and colleagues alike for her kindness, compassion and care. Following her retirement, she traveled extensively throughout the world with her husband. However, her greatest joy remained her family, to whom she dedicated her life. She will be sorely missed.

Dr. Stiepel is survived by her husband of 54 years, Henry Stiepel, M.D.; her two sons Henry and John; her two grandchildren Henry III and Leigh; her sister Sigrid Lusmann.

A Vigil will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2005 ~ 7:00 P.M. at O’Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Parkway. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 30, 2005 ~ 10:00 A.M. at St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church, 11482 Los Alamitos Blvd.. An Interment will follow immediately at Good Shepard Cemetery in Huntington Beach.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dr. Stiepel’s name to the Society for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Executive Plaza III, 11350 McCormick Rd., Ste 906, Hunt Valley, Maryland, 21031; 800-457-4777; or through the Society’s website at

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