Dennis Ralph Christopherson
Dennis Ralph Christopherson, age 76, of Shelby, died Saturday, February 13, 2016 at his home.
He was born July 23, 1939 in Breckenridge, Minnesota the son of the late Ralph and Alice (Olson) Christopherson. Dennis drove truck for Jones Chemical for several years in California. After moving to Ohio he began working at ArcelorMittal “The Tuby” from which he retired after 30+ years of service. He and his wife, Jackie enjoyed bowling together and golfing on the American Legion Golf League. Dennis was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a former member of the Shelby American Legion and the Shelby VFW.
Dennis is survived by his wife: Jacqueline L. “Jackie” (Bricker) Christopherson, whom he wed on May 6, 1967; 2 sons: Dennis Christopherson of Mansfield and Kris Christopherson of Shelby; a son-in-law: Gary Moorehouse of Shelby; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; 5 sisters: Arlene (Henry) Hinrichs of Vancouver, WA, Ellen Sikorski of Lomita, CA, Adell Gulsvig of Albuquerque, NM, Freda (Eugene) Holte of Tustin, CA, and Karen Jacobson of Moorhead, MN; 2 brothers: Roger (Bonnie) Christopherson of Dilworth, MN and George Christopherson of West Fargo, ND; he was preceded in death by 2 daughters: Roberta Christopherson and Teresa Moorehouse.
Friends and family are welcome on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 10 -11 AM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, Ohio where funeral services will be held at 11 AM conducted by Pastor Jason Nelson. Military Honors will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby.
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