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Ann Christophersen

July 6, 1938 July 3, 2013
Ann Christophersen
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Obituary for Ann Christophersen

Danbury, Iowa - Ann M. Christophersen, 74, of Danbury, Iowa and formerly of Mapleton, Iowa passed away Wednesday July 3 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Whiting, Iowa. Services will be Friday, July 12, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton, Iowa with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 11 after 5:00 p.m. with the Rosary by St. Mary's Guild at 5:30 p.m. and a Vigil Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Ann Marie Christophersen was born on the family farm north of Danbury, Iowa July 6, 1938, to Albert and Mary (Brenner) Petrositch. She received her education from Danbury Catholic Schools graduating with the class of 1956. She never tired of telling stories of her school years, a time she much enjoyed with all her school chums. Growing up on the farm, she loved working outside with her Dad. On November 24, 1956, she was united in marriage to Alvin Christophersen at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Danbury. They began their married life on a farm northwest of Danbury moving to an acreage southwest of Mapleton in 1965. In 2007, she and her husband moved into Danbury. She was primarily a homemaker and mother and with her husband raised five children. She was an excellent cook. She was also employed at Shelly's Hair House and Picadilly Cirus Pizza, both in Mapleton, for several years. Ann loved animals, especially birds, chickens and dogs, her favorite being "Bubba", their St. Bernard. Her greatest joy, however, was her family! She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton as well as St. Mary's Guild. Ann is survived by her husband of 56 years, Alvin; sons, Joe (Shelly) of Bronson, Iowa, Dan "Semore" (Donna) of Whiting, Iowa, Pete (Tracy) of Sioux City, Iowa, and Tony of Smithland, Iowa; daughter, Lisa (Lonnie) Bockelmann of Hornick, Iowa; a "Fifth son" Jochen Krudewig of Germany; six grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and another great grandchild on the way; a sister, Jan Petrositch of Danbury; and two sisters-in-law, Dorothy French of Carroll, Nebraska and Leona Montang of California. She was preceded in death by her father in 1968; her brother, Bill, in 2000; her mother in 2009; and her son-in-law, Rick Yockey in 2008.

Service:

Friday, July 12, 2013 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary's Catholic Church Mapleton, Iowa



Visitation:

Thursday, July 11, 2013 After 5:00 p.m.

Armstrong Funeral Home 210 South 5th Street Mapleton, IA

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