Charles Jon Christopherson was born on June 30, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the son of Walter and Helen (Weresink) Christopherson. He grew up in the New Hope/Crystal area. As a young boy, he would take the bus up on weekends and in the summer to Alexandria to help his uncle who owned Betsy Ross Resort on Lake Ida. He graduated from Cooper High School.
Charlie worked for John Dahl Construction doing concrete work. In 1985, Charles met Peggy Kriese when she owned Betty Ross Resort and would help her on weekends. The couple moved to Alexandria from the Twin Cities in 2000 where they made their home on Union Lake.
Charles enjoyed woodworking, listening to polka music, and had a creative and innovative mind when it came to projects. He was a man who always had a joke and was a very giving person, as well as a friend to many.
Charles died on Saturday, January 11, 2020. He is survived by his love, Peggy Kriese; sister, Marlene Christopherson; brother: Mark (Cathy) Christopherson and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Carol Jean.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
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