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Memorial services for Robert L. Christopherson will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service. Military honors will be performed by the Albert Lea Area Veteran’s Organizations.
Robert passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society. He was 82 years old.
Robert Lowell Christopherson was born on April 27, 1936 in Albert Lea, MN to Walter and Gladys (Briggs) Crhistopherson. He attended and graduated from Albert Lea High School. On January 8, 1955, Robert was united in marriage to Barbara (Crockett). To this union, five children were born.
Just a short time after marriage, Robert went to serve his country in the United States Army. He served for two years before his honorable discharge. After his service, the couple spent time in many places across the country before settling in Albert Lea in 1970 to be closer to family. Bob worked many jobs throughout his life. A few highlights include working in the oil fields in Colorado, returning to Albert Lea to work at Wilsons for 20 years, and driving truck after he retired. When he wasn’t working, you could find Bob fishing, camping, or tinkering in his garage. He loved his acreage, where he had horses, tractors, and enjoyed being outdoors. Bob always had a good sense of humor, and enjoyed conversation with family and friends over a cup of coffee.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; both parents, Walter (Gladys) Christopherson; and sisters, Marsha, Ruth, and JoAnn.
Robert is survived by his children, Lynda (Randy) DePoppe of Racine, WI, Mark (Karrie) Christopherson of Albert Lea, MN, Susan (Brent) Erickson of Lexington, KY, Brent (Lynne) Christopherson of Stacy, MN, and Joel (Martha Beighley) Christopherson of Albert Lea, MN; grandchildren, Ryan (Katie) DePoppe, Jared (Joanna) DePoppe, Bethany (Joe) Ruka, Kallyn (Zakery) Kasprzak, Jonathan (Kaitlin) DePoppe, Rachel (Zachary) Schinkowitz, Annica DePoppe, Angela (Grant) Erlandson, Kaleb (Emily) Erickson, Sarah Erickson, Josiah (Linda) Erickson, Rebekah Erickson, Leah (Luke) Waataja, Hannah Erickson, Susannah Erickson, Deborah Erickson, Samuel Erickson, and Molly Zielske; great-grandchildren, Alex, Bree, Maxwell, Loch, Aliza and Elizabeth; sister, Donna (Jack) Burback; brothers and sisters in-law, Sharon Crockett, Margie (Kent) Brown, Pamela (Andrew) Doyle, Jennie Crockett, and Leland Bendix; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.