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Elmer Christopherson

Fri, Mar 16th, 2001
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Elmer Christopherson, 91, of Preston, a retired butter-maker, died March 9, 2001 at the Preston Good Samaritan Care Center.

Born on April 12, 1909, in Holmen, Wis., he attended country school near Holmen. On April 24, 1935, he married Lillian Johnson in Blair, Wis. They farmed and later moved to Preston, where Elmer became a champion butter-maker. He retired in 1981. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. He enjoyed playing the accordian and carpentry.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Delores (Merle) Kiehne and Arlene (Darrell) Brekke, both of Preston, and Sue (John) Hansen of Whitehall, Wis.; two sons, Jim (Glad) of South Hill, Va., and Garry of Onalaska, Wis.; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lillie Severson of Galesville, Wis. He was preceded in death by a daughter, a great-grandchild, 12 brothers and a sister.

The funeral for Elmer Christopherson was held March 12, 2001 at Christ Lutheran Church, with Revs. James Rushton and Bernard Daiker officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Crown Hill Cemetery, Preston. Thauwald Funeral Home in Preston was in charge of arrangements.

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