Christine Wassem - Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Christine Wassem

October 1, 1978 - August 12, 2022
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Christine Dawn Wassem, age 43, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 12, 2022, in her residence.

Born in Canton, Ohio on October 1, 1978, Chris was a daughter of Christopher Wassem of New Philadelphia and the late Judy Basiewicz.

Chris was a lovable soul who enjoyed listening to music, reading …

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Christine Dawn Wassem, age 43, of New Philadelphia, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 12, 2022, in her residence.

Born in Canton, Ohio on October 1, 1978, Chris was a daughter of Christopher Wassem of New Philadelphia and the late Judy Basiewicz.

Chris was a lovable soul who enjoyed listening to music, reading poetry, drawing, cooking, being with her family, and getting to know those she met.

Surviving are her brothers, Rylan Wassem and Nathan Fensler both of Dover; her nieces, Elizabeth and Natalie Fensler; aunts and uncles, Tony and Sharon Basiewicz, Rick and Connie Miller, Michael and Maureen Basiewicz, Tom Basiewicz, Nell White, Lucia and Pat Wellington, and Peggy and Eric Vitt as well as numerous cousins and their families.

In addition to her mother, Chris was preceded in death by a great-grandmother, Amelia Wassem; her grandparents, Anton and Mildred Basiewicz; and her aunt and uncles, Terry and Todd Stephan and Steve Basiewicz.

No public services are planned at this time. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia is handling cremation care.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Chris by visiting the funeral home website at

Chris was a passionate advocate for not only her own mental health but for the mental health of others as well. In doing so, the family requests memorial contributions in her name be directed to the ADAMHS Board of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties, 119 Garland Drive SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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Born: October 1, 1978
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Stephanie posted on 8/21/22

Chris, you will be truly missed! Such a kind sweet soul, that touched so many lives. I still can't believe you're not just around the corner! Sending prayers of comfort and peace to the family!


Aunt Lucy posted on 8/19/22

When I got married way back in 1996, Chris was kind of not only to stand up with me, but also to escort her grandma Mildred to anchorage Alaska to give me away. She handled the situation with aplomb, as she has handled so many situations since then, with a smile, and meeting her challenges head on. I will forever hold you in my heart, and never forget your wonderful laugh. Luv ya, see ya.


Charity White & Family posted on 8/17/22

I can't believe you're gone Chris. It feels like we were just talking a few days ago. I was blessed to know you and am grateful that I got to call you cousin-in-law. Prayers for the rest of the family.


Amy Hirons posted on 8/15/22

I remember the first day I met you in high school it was typing class. You were such a fun person to get to know. Our friendship will forever be in my heart as I am going to miss our text and calls. You were a very beautiful person and friend. I’m still in shock your gone. Love you always!


Thomas Basiewicz posted on 8/14/22

RIP Christie such a loss of a beautiful soul uncle tbaze


Sarah posted on 8/14/22

Chris, I’m still in shock that you are gone. You had a genuine soul to you that made me felt welcomed and non judgmental. You always willing to listen my problems as I was growing up and gave me sound advice. May you rest in peace.


Melody Smales posted on 8/14/22

You were always a very sweet soul


Danielle Zwissler posted on 8/13/22

I am so shocked. Chris was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was always nice to me and was so wonderful after my brother passed. She was so sweet and loving. I am devastated for her family. God bless all of you and I am so very sorry for your loss. She will be missed.


Samantha Weaver posted on 8/13/22

My dear sweet friend - i’ve never met a kinder soul. Your words were always so powerful and uplifting. You would give the shirt off your back to anyone who needed it. Your smile and laughter would fill a room. I’ll never forget those days we use to play cards, go for walks, have heart to heart talks or just laugh and be silly. I will forever miss you. Heaven just gained a beautiful angel. Until I see you again, fly high.


Joyce Stephan posted on 8/13/22

So sorry for the family’s loss. Prayers are with you all.


Kelly Flickinger posted on 8/13/22

Chrissy, I've known you since kindergarten, played softball with you, and had sleepovers numerous times as kids. I will forever miss you. I'm so glad you got to meet Jordyn and watch him when he was little. Sending prayers to all your family. Love you Chrissy!


Brittney posted on 8/13/22

She was such a beautiful soul and friend to me. Always came with words of wisdom when I felt lost in life. Any time she was needed she was there, not once did she turn her back on a friend in need. Christine had the biggest heart of anyone I have met in my life. She will truly be missed. God sure took a good one from us. My love and condolences to her family and every soul she touched. She was such a blessing. May she rest in paradise.


Moe Basiewicz posted on 8/13/22

So hard to believe that you are gone Chris. You were such a kind and gentle soul. I was so proud of how far you'd come, especially the last couple of years. I will miss our chats, your beautiful smile and that twinkle in your eyes. Rest In Peace my sweet neice. Love and miss you.


Valerie Cookson posted on 8/13/22

Chris, you have our deepest sympathies. We lost a granddaughter last month. So very sad. Praying for you Valerie Cookson& Skip Gustin