Gary Christofferson, age 77, passed away on February 28, 2019 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Memorial services will be held in the chapel of the Johnson-Green Funeral Service at 10:30 AM on Thursday March 21, 2019 with Larry Myhrer officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, MN in the spring. Military honors will be provided by the Ecklund-Holmstrom American Legion Post 117, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2793 and Minnesota Army National Guard Honor Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Eleanor Christofferson, baby sister Arlene, grandparents Carl and Anna Christofferson and Tony and Marie Carlson, aunts and uncles Jack and Barbara LaSalle, Rueben and Helene Christofferson, Pete and Eleanor Bradley, and aunts Florence Frankenburger and Mable Christofferson. He is survived by cousin Susan Christofferson of Hudson, Wisconsin and many second cousins.
Gary graduated from Thief River Falls High School in 1959. He briefly attended the University of North Dakota followed by attendance at vocational school in Thief River Falls. He also did a stint in the Army. Gary worked for the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation for many years until his retirement.
When vacationing, Gary attended the state fairs in each of the 48 contiguous U.S. states. He also attended the county fairs in each of the Minnesota counties.