Maxine (Blair) ChristophersonMay 25, 1925 ~ July 14, 2017 (age 92)
Maxine Christopherson, age 92, of Glenwood, MN, died Friday, July 14, 2017, at Glenwood Retirement Village Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, July 21st at Glenwood Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 20th, at the funeral home in Glenwood and will continue on Friday at the church, one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in Glenwood Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements are with Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.
Loretta Maxine Christopherson was born in Glenwood, MN, on May 25, 1925, to Fred and Eva (Moore) Blair. She grew up on a farm near Glenwood, and graduated from Glenwood High School in 1943, after which she received training as a telephone operator. On March 18, 1944, she was united in marriage to Lowell C. Christopherson of Benson. They farmed near Glenwood until 1953, when they moved into town, and Lowell went to work for the Minnesota State Highway Department. The couple had three children, Linda, Charles, and Ronald. When Ronald was in kindergarten, Maxine began working as a cashier at a local grocery store, where she worked for the next 25 years.
Maxine had big gardens, and many flowers. She canned fruits, vegetables, and juices, and also put away various jellies and jams. She was active in the Glenwood Lutheran Church, where she served on the stewardship board for many years as well as helped sew confirmation gowns, and provided cakes and cookies for many funerals. She and Lowell enjoyed fishing, hunting pheasants, and camping together, along with their life-long love of playing cards. They spent many enjoyable weeks during their retirement at Georgetown Lake in Western Montana, sharing these activities with their good friends, Dave and Marge Bogie.
After Lowell’s death in 1999, Maxine volunteered for 10 years at the Glenwood Senior Center, helping to serve lunch, keeping the books, and serving as an officer on the executive board and the site council. On her 80th birthday, she proudly got on her son’s motorcycle and went for a ride, which was a thrill for her. She was also very proud of knocking down a flying pheasant as she hunted with Lowell, using her trusty .410 shotgun.
Later in her life, Maxine enjoyed playing cribbage and whist, particularly at the Villard card gatherings, and cherished her family get-togethers and her friends.
Maxine is survived by her sons, Charles (Val), of Alexandria, MN, Ron, of Glenwood, MN, and by her daughter, Linda (Garry) Jensen, of Ecuador; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Eva Blair; and by her husband, Lowell, on March 12, 1999.
Memorials are preferred to the Pope County Humane Society or the Glenwood Lutheran Church Repair Fund.