Blake R. Christopherson

Born: Fri., Nov. 2, 1951
Died: Mon., Dec. 24, 2012

Funeral Service


1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, Sat., Jan. 26, 2013
Location: Clarion Inn

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Blake R. Christopherson, 61, of Chester, MN, died Monday, December 24, 2012 at St. Marys Hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Blake was born November 2, 1951 in Rochester to Robert and Ardeth Christopherson.  Blake enjoyed fishing, watching Minnesota sports teams, and spending time with his children and grandkids.  He was also an excellent handyman and could fix anything.

He is survived by his children, Jason (Sara) Whitney of Byron, Jaime (Jaime) Conway of Andover, MN, Jerad (Jess) Christopherson of St. Charles, MN, Nathan (Brittney) Christopherson of Rochester, and Jody Christopherson of Pine Island, MN; eleven grandchildren, soon to be thirteen with twins on the way; siblings, David (Nancy) Christopherson of Zumbrota, Stewart (Shelly) Christopherson of Rochester, Martin (Brandi) Christopherson of Chester; and father and stepmother, Robert and Margaret Christopherson of Rochester.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Ardeth Smith.  

A celebration of life will be held from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the Clarion Inn, 1630 S. Broadway, Rochester, MN.  He will be truly missed.  The family would like to thank Hospice Services.

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Kim Beighley
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
All my sympathy goes to Blakes family and friends. Our boys Nathan and Jerad have trully been a blessing. He will be missed by everyone.

Ron & Judi Nelson
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
Bob, Margaret and family of Blake Christopherson---We wanted you to know how bad we feel about Blake. We know he had gone on for years with bad health. We have fond memories of Blake when he was working at Fontaine Towers with us. He was a very interesting, knowledgable guy. Regardless of any problems he ever had, we thought very highly of him. He was a good guy and I knew he thought the world of his family. He's leaving us all with good, vivid memories.

Ron and Judi Nelson (former Fontaine Towers Mgmt)
244 FineWay
Alma, Arkansas 72921

1067 Autumn Woods Circle SW
Rochester, MN 55902

Steve Stensrud
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
Condolences to Marti, Stu and families for you loss. Our thughts are with you. Steve and Trish Stensrud

Darla Rand
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
Im truly sorry to hear of Blakes passing, he will truly be missed by all, my condolences to his entire family.

Bob Riggott
   Posted Fri December 28, 2012
Very sorry to hear about Blake, our condolences go out to his family.
Bob & Carmen Riggott

Shelly Christopherson
   Posted Sat December 29, 2012
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to all of Blake's children and their families, to his brothers and their wives, to my husband Stew, and my in-laws, Bob & Marge. I have great memories of Blake, he was always fixing something or helping family with projects, he shingled two of our garages and tiled a bathroom for us with great perfection! He was a wonderful brother-in-law, and I know how much everyone loved him. He will have a special place in all of our hearts. I would like send a special thanks to Marty for taking such good care of Blake through his illness, I know that it was hard on you, we all appreciate everything you did.

Bruce and Deb Hendrickson
   Posted Sat December 29, 2012
Our condolences to Dave and Marti and all of their families in these difficult times.

Dawn Dzwonkowski
   Posted Mon December 31, 2012
To the family of Blake, My heart is reaching out to you all, Stew,Dave,Marti and Bob. Blake was a great guy! May you take peace in knowing he is with all his loved one's in heaven.

Brittney Vansickel
   Posted Sat January 05, 2013
I knew Blake for 3 years, and in that time, I got to know him pretty well! He was such a kind-hearted man who loved and cared about everyone in his life! I am deeply overwhelmed with sad emotions as he left to be with God, but knowing that he's no longer suffering with pain is such a big relief! I feel very blessed and grateful for the amazing opportunity to be apart of his and his family's life! I will really miss him!

Candace Gibson Wingate
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
It has been many years since my last visit to Minnesota to see all of my family. Love to the family . . . I do know what you are going through. I will be praying for the strength you need right.

Love Always, Candace

Dave Pelowski
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
To Stewart, Marty, Dave, Bob and other family members:

Sorry I'm late with this note of condolence and I will definitely attend his celebration of life; although I hadn't seen much of Blake over the years, I always marvelled at how he never really changed - that same smile, same laugh, same look on his face. The same Blake I knew when we were just teenagers - one of the most mellow people I have ever known! He will be missed.

See you on the 26th.

Dave Pelowski

Tom Walker
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
Everyone in the Christopherson family welcomed me in like family back what seems like yesterday though it was 40+ years ago when Stew invited me over to the house after school. Back in the day most older kids didn't have time for us younger ones but Blake always took the time to go shooting or give us a ride his motorcycle...and not beat us up. Blake was one of the good guys I'll always remember for his kindness.
Best wishes to all of his family.