Helen M. Christopher

Helen M. Christopher

Helen M. Christopher, age 95, of Cobb, passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Bloomfield Health Care. Helen was born on March 27, 1921 in Eden Township to Henry and Mae (Lee) Fingerson. She attended country schools as her folks were farming until her father was killed in a car accident in 1934. Her mother then moved the family to Dodgeville where she graduated from High School in 1940. Helen married Marvin Christopher on June 17, 1943. The couple farmed for many years until the farm was taken over by Blackhawk Lake in 1967. They then moved to Cobb. She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and church women. Helen enjoyed gardening, farm work, knitting, quilting, baking, sewing, genealogy and scrapbooking. Her greatest joy was time spent with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marvin on September 20, 2009; two brothers, Donald (Lillian) and Gerald (Betty) Fingerson; a sister-in-law, Sophie Fingerson and a brother-in-law, Sherman Johnson.

Helen is survived by four children, Linda (Harley) Nelson of Oregon; Marsha (Robert) Jafferis of Madison; Gary Christopher of Cobb and Brian (Jeanne) Christopher of Livingston; three grandchildren, Scott (Sherry) Nelson; Jenny Tredinnick and Jeremy Jafferis; a great granddaughter, Savana Halverson; a sister, Gayle Johnson of Monroe; two brothers, Luther Fingerson of Janesville and Merrill Fingerson of San Francisco as well as many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church in Cobb. Pastor Kathy Jacobson will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Lulloff-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home in Dodgeville and at the church on Wednesday after 10:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Peace Lutheran Church would be greatly appreciated.

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