Herbert Christopher, 82
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Herbert Christopher, 82, of Battle Ground, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Indiana University Health - Arnett Hospital in Lafayette.
He was born February 20, 1931 in White County (Round Grove Township) to the late Everette W. and Edith K. (Stockton) Christopher and was a 1949 graduate of Battle Ground High School.
Mr. Christopher was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean Conflict.
His marriage was to Lois Elaine Black on December 29, 1956 in Badger Grove Community Baptist Church (near Brookston). She preceded him in death on May 19, 2005.
Mr. Christopher worked as a machine operator for 38 years at Ross Gear (now TRW) in Lafayette.
Herb was a member of the Battle Ground Saddle Club and enjoyed training and riding horses. He was a supporter of Tippecanoe County 4H - Horse and Pony for more than 20 years. He also enjoyed camping and traveling.
Surviving are four sons, Dale T. Christopher (wife: Kathy) of Niles, MI, Jeff P. Christopher (wife: Jeanne) of Battle Ground, Mark Christopher (companion: Nadia) of West Point and Dan L. Christopher (wife: Crystal) of Colburn; two sisters, Jean Martin of West Lafayette and Carolyn Greene (husband: Don) of Lafayette and a sister-in-law, Lois Christopher.
Herb loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, Andrew (wife: Amy), Audrey (husband: Zach), Monica (fiance: Ben), Sara (husband: Wes), Heather, Cody (fiance: Katie), Catti, Christin and Carlie (fiance: Kyle) and four great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Andrew, Addison and Haylee.
Preceding him in death with his wife and parents is a brother, Don Christopher.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Hartzler-Clapper Funeral Home of Brookston. Funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, January 24, 2014 also at the funeral home. Entombment to follow in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Mausoleum, West Lafayette.
Memorials may be made to the Battle Ground Saddle Club.
Share memories and online condolences at www.clapperfuneralservices.com.
Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2014