Christa Deutmeyer is the daughter of Donald and Doris Deutmeyer of Dyersville. She was the Salutatorian for the Beckman High School class of 1997. After graduating from high school, Christa continued her Catholic education by attending St. Ambrose University in Davenport.
Outside of the classroom, Christa was a talented young artist and gifted musician. She played the piano, French horn, saxophone trumpet, and baritone at various school events and organizations. She was also a member of the Beckman Speech Team and Art Club where her talents shined. Christa extended her energies to her faith community as a volunteer for St. Francis Xavier's Sunday School program and served in various roles in liturgy planning. Christa was also a proud and active member of Students for Life and leader for Teens Encounter Christ.
Christa received numerous academic, leadership, and extracurricular awards including the John Philip Sousa Music Department Award, National Honor Society, All-State Speech Award, Math Department Award, State of Iowa Scholar, President's Award for Educational Excellence, Dubuque Area Youth Leadership Council, Catholic Order of Foresters Scholarship, and the St. Ambrose University Academic Scholarship.
Christa's most outstanding personal quality was her joy of sharing her time and many talents with family, friends, and especially those younger than herself. One of her greatest treasures in life was her ability to see the good in others and the desire to bring out the best in everyone she knew. Christa lived her passion of sharing her gifts by pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Development.