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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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  1. Darlene Smith says:

    My condolences go out to Jackie, Dennis, Kris.
    Dennis was a very kind and loving man. I met Dennis when I married his brother in law. A very friendly and talkitive man. Dennis found out that we shared the same birth date and thought it was great. Dennis will be greatly missed by many, no longer in pain my friend. Your now with your babygirls.
    RIP Dennis

  2. Sharon Edwards says:

    Dear Jackie, so very sorry to hear of the passing of Dennis, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, I have Bobby on Face Book and just saw the posting this morning, my heart goes out to you all…

    Love, your cousin Sharon

  3. Kellee Gulsvig Gaddis says:

    Aunt Jackie, Dennis, & Kris,
    So sorry to hear about Uncle Dennis. He was a wonderful man. We lived so far from each other, and didn’t get to see each other very often. But when we did it was great. Hope you found comfort during these hard times. We will be there in spirit. Love, Gary and Kellee Gaddis

  4. Tammi Dietz says:

    With deepest sympathy I am sending my thoughts and condolences out to my Aunt Jackie, and cousins Dennis and Chris. Uncle Dennis will be missed so very much.

    R.I.P. Uncle Dennis

  5. John christopherson says:

    With a heavy heart, I recall my uncle Dennis. Regretfuly, we did not see each other often enough. I pray for aunt Jackie, Denny and Chris. Rest in peace uncle Dennis, give Berta and Teresa a big hug for me!

  6. FredaHolte says:

    My brother Dennis was a very loving brother and I will miss him tremendously!!! We were very close when we were kids since we were only 14months apart and although miles kept us apart as adults we kept in touch by phone quite often ! Our sister Adell and I went to Ohio in May and had a wonderful visit with Dennis and I had a loving conversation with him a few days before he passed which I will treasure!! Rest in Pease Dennis !! I love you and hug Teresa and Roberta for me!!

  7. Jerry & Sandra Martin says:

    Jackie and Family,
    Just heard from a neighbor about Dennis’s passing away. So sorry for your loss. We had no idea that he had been sick. Are prayers go out to you and your family.May God comfort you and help you through this.

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