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Burton Allen Christopherson

January 11, 1922 January 26, 2010
Burton Allen Christopherson
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Worthington, Minnesota

     Burton Allen Christopherson, 88, was born January 11, 1922, in Bigelow Township to Peter Bert and Alice Evelyn (Nystrom) Christopherson. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1939. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1945. Burton married Marian Anna Pfeil on June 21, 1946, in Worthington. They bought a farm in Bigelow Township in 1950 and continued farming with his son till retirement. They enjoyed wintering in Arizona for several years. Burton served on various church boards at Indian Lake Baptist and helped build the present church. He also served many years on the Nobles County Coop Oil board. After his wife passed away, he married Dorothy Jensen on October 24, 1992, and later divorced. He moved into the Meadows of Worthington in January 2004. Burton died January 26, 2010, at Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.
     Burton is survived by one son, Dean (Carol) Christopherson, of Worthington; five granddaughters, Cynda (James) Coleman, Harbor Springs, MI; Amy (Matt) Johnson, St. Joseph, MN; Kelly (Jeff) Donna, LeSueur, MN; Eir (Lucas) Garcia Silva, and DiDi Christopherson, Worthington; and five great grandchildren, Christopher and Caleigh Coleman and Micah, Gabe, and Noah Johnson; one sister, Pearl Soderholm, Worthington, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Marian.
     Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at 2:00 p.m., at Indian Lake Baptist Church, rural Worthington, with the Rev. Doug Roth officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Indian Lake Cemetery. Casket bearers will be James Coleman, Matt Johnson, Jeff and Kelly Donna, Lucas Garcia Silva, and DiDi Christopherson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN.


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