Stanley Christopherson
Stanley Christopherson
Stanley E. Christopherson, 85, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Samaritan Bethany in Rochester.

He was born in rural Ostrander April 23, 1927, to Clarence and Elvira (Pyburn) Christopherson. He graduated from Wykoff High School and proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1948-1952.

He married Shirley Copeman Oct. 20, 1948, in Wykoff, and farmed for six years in the Wykoff area. He then worked for IBM for 30 years. He was a sports enthusiast and also enjoyed gardening and RV camping. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, and enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by two sons, Steven (Marolee) and Scott (Cheryl), and a daughter, Sherry (James) Wood, all of Rochester; 10 grandchildren, Brian, Joleen, Emily, Jonathan, Katie, Peter, Becky, Cassie, Jenna and Tessa; nine great-grandchildren, Riley, Nora, Samuel, Ian, Ava, Allie, Gabriel, Braden, and Bryce; and a sister, Ida Mae Robison, of Sacramento, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his wife, three sisters, and five brothers.

A funeral service was held Jan. 11, at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester with the Rev. Michael Wuehler officiating. Interment took take place at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Memorials can be directed to Christ United Methodist Church or Alzheimer's Research.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester was in charge of arrangements.