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Eugene “Gene” R. Christophersen, 84, of West Bend was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
He was born on October 31, 1933 to the late Andrew and Violet (nee Bartels) Christophersen in Marinette WI. Gene honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. On July 21, 1953 he was united in marriage to Mona Pfaffenbach in Milwaukee, WI. Together they raised their five children. Later in life Gene graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha. Gene was a member of the West Bend Korean War Veterans Post 111 and a longtime member of Christ Alone (formally known as Calvary) Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thiensville. He worked for Universal Foods in Milwaukee for over 25 years until retirement. Gene enjoyed sailing. His family was the most important thing and loved spending time with all of them. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Those Gene leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 65 years, Mona Christophersen; five children, Holly (Dale) Mason, David (Jill) Christophersen, Scott (Lisa) Christophersen, Eric (Tracey) Christophersen, and Joel (Heidi) Christophersen; sixteen grandchildren, Jennifer (Dan), Daniel, Katherine (James), Rebecca, Emily (Matt), Nicki (Ben), Jamie (Phil), Joshua (Gina), Andrew (Michelle), Rachel, Hannah (Vinny), Jonathan (Heather), Ashley (Joshua), Justin (Tanae), Emma, and Ellie; 19 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Irene (Ron) Kelly and an infant brother, Earl Christophersen.
A funeral service in remembrance of Gene will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Alone Ev. Lutheran Church, 247 S Main St., Thiensville. A private family burial will follow.
The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorials to Christ Alone Lutheran School, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, or Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Gene’s name are appreciated by the family.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Eugene’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com