MUSCATINE, Iowa - Charles C. Christophersen, 80, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Premier Estates of Muscatine.
Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa. Interment will be at Zion Lutheran Church Columbarium at a later date.
Charles was born on March 20, 1937 in Iowa City, the son of Clarence H. and Lulu Snyder Christophersen. He married Carol A. Boone on October 25, 1959, in Muscatine.
Charles was a teacher for the Muscatine Community School System for 29 years. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church where he was an organist for many years.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Carol A. Christophersen, of Muscatine; his children, Jill Ziegenhorn and husband, Dustin, of Muscatine, Beth Simpson of Muscatine, Paul Christophersen and wife, Susan, of Erie, Colorado; three grandchildren, Tiffany McCleary and husband, Joe, Tyler Howerton, Zachary Tucker; four great granddaughters, Jade Lynn Marie McCleary, Lexi Ann McCleary, Ellie Jo McCleary, and Charley Hope McCleary; one brother, Robert Christophersen and wife, Marlene, of Bogata, Texas; one sister, Evelyn Christophersen of Wilton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson, Ryan Howerton.
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Carol and family, I was so saddened to read of Charles passing. I had known he had health issues but it is still a shock....hard to believe we are of 'that ' age. ~ I went to Lincoln School with 'Charlie' and as I rem... more
Dear Carol, Beth and family, So sorry to read of Charlies passing. May you know we are thinking of you and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I remember Mr. C playing the organ at Zion Lutheran. I remember his funny ways and humor even when I was a little girl. May memories comfort you all during this season.
You will be truly be missed. You were loved by so many, and touched so many lives. Prayers to the family and friends.
Mr. C was a wonderful teacher. I had him in Sixth grade, at the old Washington School. He would take the class to a room next door, and he taught us songs. Loved it. Seeing Mr. C sitting at the organ in Zion worried ... more
In the spring of 1973 Charles walked his fifth graders from the old Washington school to the new Washington school on Maiden Lane. That same day I walk to my six graders from the old McKinley school to the new Washingt... more