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Michael W. Christopherson

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Michael W. Christopherson July 15, 1948 - August 24, 2009 SALEM - Michael W. Christopherson, age 61, went home at 11:06 a.m. August 24, 2009 following a courageous fight with cancer. He was born in Long Beach, Calif. July 15, 1948, with a surfboard in his hand, to Marion Dwight "Chris" and Annie May Christopherson. He married the love of his life, Jessie Margaret Shull, and they raise four children, Christopher, Melissa, Robert and Jeremy. Michael is survived by his wife, four children, six grandchildren and countless 'Friends'. He was a Purple Heart and Bronze Star Vietnam Veteran and continued to be an avid supporter of Veteran groups though out his life. He was also active as a Volunteer and Seasonal Firefighter for Tulare County/CDF, Calif. As a Boy Scout leader, he loved sharing his passion of the outdoors Since moving to Salem, Michael has worked at Wal-Mart for the past 15 years. A Celebration of his life with Military Honors will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 29 at City View Cemetery, Salem, Ore. Arrangements by City View Funeral Home.

Published in StatesmanJournal on Aug. 27, 2009
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