Christofferson, Karen Pearl 74

Karen Christofferson, age 74, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins, MN. A memorial service will be held at Lake Union Covenant Church Monday, November 20 at 11am, with Pastor Mark Andrews and Pastor Lloyd Melvie officiating. Interment will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, French Lake Township.
Karen Pearl Christofferson was born in Minneapolis January 20, 1943, to Bert and Pearl (Salmela) Hultgren. She was baptized at home by Rev. Lassie Stohl and confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran Church by Rev. Marlotte. She attended schools in Onamia, Torrance, CA, and north Minneapolis and graduated from North High School in 1961. Karen and David Christofferson were united in marriage May 11, 1963, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in north Minneapolis. They made their home in Burnsville from 1969 to 2000, when they moved to their Lake Francis home. They were blessed with two sons, Bruce and Brian.
She is survived by her beloved family: David, her husband of 54 years; sons Bruce (Lisa) of South Haven and Brian (Julie) of Shakopee, four grandchildren, Amelia, Zachary, Will and Greta, and five nephews and their families. She was preceded by her mother and step-father, Pearl and Fred Hermann; father, Bert Hultgren, brother and sister-in-law, Craig and Judy (Walberg) Hultgren; and father and mother-in-law, Leonard and Beulah Christofferson.
Karen was employed as a long-distance operator at Northwestern Bell, clerk typist at Honeywell, and executive secretary at Control Data before becoming a stay-at-home mom, school and church volunteer, and caregiver to family members. She was volunteer secretary of Immanuel Lutheran Church, French Lake, and the Immanuel Cemetery Board for over 20 years, and secretary of the Annandale History Club for 13 years. She served on the the Wright County Historical Society board of directors for 6 years, and was a member of the Cokato Historical Society, Cokato Finnish-American Historical Society and many other historical societies. She took a special interest in local history and co-authored a Lake Francis history book and Immanuel Lutheran Church centennial book and wrote many stories for the Annandale History Club on the Annandale Online website. She enjoyed the beauty of nature, Bible study, West Central Christian Seniors meetings, a Monday breakfast group and Friday dinner group, crossword puzzles, and coffee at Lantto’s store. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Memorials may be given to Lake Union Evangelical Covenant Church.
Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, www.swansonpeterson.com, 320-286-2534