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Henry R. "Hank" Christopherson

Died: Sat., Oct. 22, 2011

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FLORENCE - Henry "Hank" Christopherson Sr., 85, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at his home in Florence.

He was born July 14, 1926, in Malta, the middle son of Albert and Madge Christopherson.

He attended schools in Havre and Glasgow. He joined the Navy at 16, the same age his two brothers had joined the Army. Since there was a war going on, age was not an issue. All three boys and their father were in some branch of the service at the same time during the war.

While in the Navy, Henry was a boilermaker aboard the USS Boggs. After receiving a medical discharge, Henry returned to Havre where he met and married Della Delores Salois, later divorcing. Together the couple had nine children.

While living in Havre, he worked as a carpenter, working on such buildings as the First Lutheran Church and Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, later becoming the Lutheran Home's boilermaker until his retirement.

After retiring, Henry moved to Florence where he resided until his death.

Henry loved to socialize with his past time friends and was known as a shuffleboard king.

Surviving are his daughter, Blue Christopherson, Havre; son Don Christopherson, Havre; daughter, Lanette Goodnough, Lolo; son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Jennifer Christopherson, Florence; daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Craig Michels, Florence; daughter, Leoda Christopherson, Florence; daughter, Leona Christopherson, Great Falls; son and daughter-in-law, Robin and Barb Christopherson, Florence.

From his nine children, Grandpa Hank had 22 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are brother, Alvin Bud, Salem, Ore.; and half-brother, Greg, Saco.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Edwin; son Henry "Bud" Jr. and grandson Michael Evans.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Havre with Pastor Brad Ulgenes officiating.

Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery with military graveside rites, also in Havre.

A reception will follow at the Havre Eagles Club.

Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/local/obituaries/article_30de2bdc-ffd9-11e0-bfc2-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1buWje6hv

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Tom Adams
   Posted Thu October 27, 2011
Just wanted to tell you guys our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Knew your dad in the mid 60's in California when he was a carpenter with the Skinners,Bud,Ted,Hank,and Yat. My dad was plumber there in Pleasanton.

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