Celebrating the life of Alvin Christophersen
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Father Richard D. Ball will officiate. Committal will follow in the Danbury Catholic Cemetery of Danbury, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 10, 2018, at the Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Alvin D. Christophersen, the son of John and Irene (Mitchell) Christophersen, was born on January 30, 1935, on a farm northwest of Danbury, IA. He received his education in the Oto school system and following school he worked with his father on the family farm northwest of Danbury. Alvin served his country in the Army National Guard for several years before being honorably discharged.
On November 24, 1956, Alvin was united into marriage to Ann Marie Petrositch in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Danbury. The couple began their married life on the farm northwest of Danbury and then relocated to an acreage southwest of Mapleton, IA in 1965. The couple were blessed with 5 children Joe, Dan ‘Semore”, Pete, Tony, and Lisa. In 2007 the couple moved into Danbury.
Alvin worked for Linus Brenner south of Mapleton for 32 years. He later worked in operations for Ansco Seed out of Whiting, IA. Alvin enjoyed farming, splitting and chopping wood, and having a cold one with the guys. He had a soft spot for his horses and dogs and liked spending time with his family.
Left to cherish Alvin’s memory are his children Joe (Shelly) Christophersen of Bronson, IA, Dan “Semore” Christophersen of Whiting, IA, Pete (Tracy) Christophersen of Sioux City, IA, Tony Christophersen of Smithland, IA and Lisa (Lonnie) Bockelmann of Oto, IA; a “fifth son” Jochen Krudewig of Germany; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one on the way; sisters Dorothy French of Carroll, NE and Leona Montang of California; sister-in-law Jan Petrositch of Danbury, IA; extended family and friends.
Alvin was preceded in death by his wife Ann Marie Christophersen; parents John and Irene Christophersen; parents-in-law; son-in-law Rick Yockey; and four brothers-in-law.
210 South 5th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034
Vigil at 7:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
201 N 8th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034