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Shirley Christopherson 09/13/2012

Shirley May Christopherson passed away peacefully on September 13,2012, surrounded by family at the Deerfield Gables. She was born  and raised in Hudson Wis. Graduated from Hudson High where she lived until she met her husband Gary Ray Christopherson. They were married on September 21, 1955 and moved to New Richmond.  Shirley worked at the various jobs prior to starting her career at Andersen Windows. She worked at Andersen Windows for many years.  When she first started working there she worked in the factory where she was known as “Red”. Many years of working three shifts in the really hot summers and long rides to work in the bad weather to work, yet she never complained. Later she transferred to the office where she only worked days and it was air conditioned. Shirley made many lifelong friends there and was loved by all.  When grandchildren came into her life she was so excited. She loved to have sleep overs with them and take them places. Her grandchildren were the love of her life. She would just light up when she would see them.  Outside of work Shirley love to bowl.  She would bowl every chance she could.   The bowling trips with her sister-in-law, sister and niece were the highlights. Many great times, memories and laughs were had by all of them.  Shirley spent that last few years of her life at the Deerfield.  She made so many wonderful friends in the few years that she was there. She love spending time with her friends there talking and playing cards. She could not say enough wonderful things about the staff and the residents, they were like a family to her.  Shirley was proceeded in death by her husband, Gary R Christopherson; mother Nelle Johnston; father James Johnston; brothers, James Johnston and Clinton Johnston.  She is survived by her daughter, Susan Martie and fiance David Jensen; grandchildren, Tyler, Riley and Cassandra Martie and also Lea, Luke, Libby and Logan Jensen; brother, George Johnston and wife Delta; sister Blanche Moe and husband Richard; niece Judy Hatch and husband Eric; nephew, Joey Larson and wife Teresa; nephew, James Larson; niece, Cyndee Krongard; nephew, Willie Johnston; nephew, John Johnston and wife Ann. Shirley also leaves behind many wonderful friends at Deerfield.  A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 6 pm at the Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond.  Visitation was Wednesday from 4-6 pm at the funeral home.  Interment was in Emmanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Somerset.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.

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