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Monday August 31st, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm

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Monday August 31st, 2020

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Oscar L Christopherson

Funeral Service for Oscar Christopherson will be at 1:30 PM on Monday (8/31) at Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home. Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Burial will take place in the Bohemian National Cemetery. Visitation will be starting at 12:30 PM. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com

Oscar L. Christopherson, age 75 of Albert Lea, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 25, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Oscar was born at home on March 16, 1945 in Freeborn, MN. He was the son of Clair and Ruth (Hostad) Christopherson. He grew up in Freeborn and attended the Freeborn High School. He went to work at the Albert Lea Foundry up to its closure. Thereafter, he delivered newspapers and the Freeborn County Shopper in the rural community.

He met the love of his life Mary Nyenhuis and they were married on September 14, 1974 in Geneva. Together they raised their daughters, Mickey and Clara in Albert Lea. Oscar was family man, an extremely hard worker, and his favorite thing to do was to take a drive to examine the fields and crops. He also loved to listen to all kinds of music and sing along with the songs. 

Oscar is survived by his daughters, Mickey (Mike Clayton) Hedeen and Clara Christopherson; grandchildren, Bryant, Bryce, Brandon, Jared, and Kailey; siblings Karen (Craig) Dillavou, Glen (Renee) Christopherson; foster brother Doyle Almquist; brothers-in-law Harry and John Nyenhuis; sister-in-law Ann (Earl) Lynne; and many nieces and nephews.

Oscar was preceded in death by his wife Mary; his parents; and son-in-law TJ Hedeen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to West Freeborn Lutheran Church where he grew up and attended with his family. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea where Oscar was a resident for 11 years.  

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hi Mickey and Clara. Sorry to hear about your Dad. I was not able to be at the funeral. Would you send me your addresses. Love you.

Stephanie Larson Sep 15 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Oscar Christopherson

Melissa PARMENTER Aug 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Oscar Christopherson

Diane Vogt Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Oscar Christopherson

Bernice King Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

Clara and family, I am so sorry for your loss.

ROXANNE WADDING Aug 26 2020 12:00 AM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Al & Gail Batt Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM

Paul and Linda Lynne send our sympathy to Oscar's family. He was loved.

LINDA LYNNE Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I remember Oscar from school and he generally was a happy go lucky guy with a ready smile! May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and peace.

Peggy and Dean Goettsch Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM

I remember Oscar from when I worked at cedar valley in Albert Lea he was a wonderful person he is going to be dearly missed.

Jennifer leigh redfield Aug 25 2020 12:00 AM