Byron C. Christopherson, 65

     Byron C. Christopherson, 65, Lancaster, Minn,, passed away at Kittson Memorial Hospital, Hallock, Minn., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018.
     Byron Carl Christopherson was born Jan. 13, 1953 in Hallock to Charles and Pauline (Pearson) Christopherson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Byron attended Lancaster High School and graduated in 1971. He went on to attend Northwest Technical College, Thief River Falls, Minn., graduating with a degree in carpentry. He worked at Motor Coach Industries, Pembina, N.D., for one summer before he began farming in Granville Township of Kittson County.
     On April 19, 1980, he married Terri Sorenson at Grace Lutheran Church, Hallock. The couple settled in Granville Township and farmed there to the present time. He was a member of Sion Lutheran Church and the Lancaster Lions Club.
     Family members include his wife, Terri; a daughter, Becky (Ed) Lehrke, Hallock; a son, Carl, Lancaster; two grandchildren, Parker Christopherson and Levi Lerhke; his mother, Pauline Christopherson, Hallock; sisters, Carla (Dick) Olson, Lancaster, and Carol Rasmussen, Chisago City, Minn.; three nieces and two nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his father.
     Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. in Sion Lutheran Church, Lancaster. Interment was in Riverview Memorial Garden Cemetery, Lancaster. Visitation was held at the church Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Pastor Tim Peterson, presiding; Dianne Rice, organist and Galen Nordin, soloist. Casket bearers were Jim Strege, Jesse Strege, Leon Olson, Greg Peterson, Bruce Gustafson and Rick Gustafson.
     Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of the arrangements. www.austinfuneralchapel.com

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