St. Anthony, MN
Donald Allan Christopherson, age 88, lived a life of public service, serving the people of the US & our military veterans for 38 years. Born in Minot, ND, the son of two teachers, Don is the oldest of eight children. He was proud to be the 8th grade SD state marble champion, and as a paper boy, delivered news of the end of WWII. Don graduated from Revillo SD HS in 1951, studied chemistry at Augustana College, served in the Army 334th Communication Reconnaissance Co. (ASA Morse interceptor) in Germany, then returned to graduate from SDSU in pharmacy in 1959. Don worked for the Veterans Affairs hospital system throughout his career in Iron Mountain, MI, Johnson City, TN, and Sioux Falls, SD as chief of pharmacy services. Don married Beverly Berg, a nurse working in Sioux Falls, in 1962. Four beloved children followed: Foy, Kimberly, Tonia & Rodney. After Beverly died in 2001 Don moved to St. Anthony MN and took up grandpa duty.
MN Visitation 5-8 pm Fri, Dec 17 Gearty-Delmore Plymouth chapel 15800 37th Ave North Plymouth, MN 55446.
Funeral service 11 am Sat, Dec 18 Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church 1509 NE 27th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55418.
SD Visitation 5-8 pm Monday, Dec 20 Minnehaha Funeral Home, Baltic, SD. Interment 10 am Tuesday Dec 21 West Nidaros Lutheran Cemetery, rural Crooks, SD. Memorials preferred to: NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness, the church or charity of choice.