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Harold Christophersen


1927 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Christophersen, Harold C.

Harold Carl Christophersen, 87 of Appleton, died Sunday August 24, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Kenosha, WI; May 15, 1927 son of the late Elmer and Gertrude (Dickman) Christophersen. Harold married Paula Henson on July 31, 1948.

Harold served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict in the Southern Japan Radar Unit. He worked for George Banta Company for 22 years, retiring in 1990. Harold loved fishing and spending time in Northern Wisconsin. He also liked fixing things. It didn't matter what needed fixing, Harold would fix it.

Harold is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Paula; his children, two daughters, Shirley Ryder, Appleton, and Carla Christophersen, Port Charlotte, FL; five sons, Harold Jr; Appleton, Daniel, Appleton, Jonathan (Deanna), Oak Creek, David, Omaha, NE, and Robert (special friend, Kelly Garrison), Atlanta, GA; three granddaughters, Abby, Maryellen, and Allie; five grandsons, Adam, Ben, Jake, Noah, and Tyler; great-granddaughter, Clarise; two great-grandsons, Ben Jr; and Isaiah; a sister, Emma Zuraski, Menominee, MI; his good friend, Tom Garz; and many nieces and nephews. He was further preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Louise; three brothers, and a sister.

Visitation for Harold will be (Today) Tuesday August 26, 2014 at FOX VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, 2600 Philip Ln, Appleton, beginning at 11:00 AM. Funeral service will follow at 11:30 AM with Rev. Roger Bertschausen officiating.

Harold was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Aug. 26, 2014
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