Richard Lee Christoph

Richard Lee Christoph

MADISON-Richard Lee Christoph, age 48, of Madison passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home.

He was born on August 18, 1965, in Madison, the son of James E. and Elaine (Gallagher) Christoph. Rich attended Cottage Grove Elementary School and graduated from Monona Grove High School. He loved sports, especially the Packers. Rich was good natured and had an incredible memory for facts and dates.

He is survived by his siblings, Anne (Michael) Skornia of Sun Prairie, William Christoph of Madison, Daniel Christoph of Madison, Joel (Debbie) Christoph of Gainesville, Ga., Timothy (Beth) Christoph of Madison; David (Debra) Christoph of Waunakee, John Christoph, Steven Christoph of Madison and James (Kathleen) Christoph of Cottage Grove; three aunts; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to Dane County Mental Health.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive