BAXTER — Clayton Allen Christopherson, 85, of Baxter, died Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village-Bethany in Brainerd. Graveside services for Clayton will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley with a memorial service held at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter at noon after the services at the cemetery. Luncheon and visitation will follow the memorial service at the Brenny Funeral Chapel Reception Hall in Baxter.
Clayton was born on Jan. 20, 1926, in Clitherall, Minn., to Fred and Ella (Bogen) Christopherson. Clayton served in the Army during the Korean conflict. After being discharged from the service Clayton worked at Land O Lakes and Holsum Bread Company before owning and operating Lakeview Store and Gift Shop in Outing, Minn., until his retirement. Family will remember Clayton as a very hard-working person. He enjoyed yard work, gardening, and just being outdoors.
Clayton is survived by his wife of 54 years, Arlene (Jessick); children, Sharon (Danny) Chisholm, of Merrifield, Minn., Cheryl (Justin) Borders, of East Gull Lake, Minn., Kurt (Julie) Christopherson, of Elk River, Minn., and Lonnie (Shawn) Wodarz, of Brainerd, Minn.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard (Carol), of Coon Rapids, Minn., and Chris (Diane), of Clitherall, Minn.; sister, Shirley Husby, of St. James, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Orville; sister-in-law, Beatrice Christopherson; brother-in-law, John Husby; and niece, Janet Christopherson.