Edward “Ed” Christopherson, 64, Stevens Point, a former manager for McDonald’s Restaurants and the former owner of the McDonald’s Restaurant in Mosinee, died Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at Wausau Aspirus Hospital after a battle with cancer.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at the church from noon Monday until the service.
The family asks that memorials in his name be made to the
Ronald McDonald House, Northern Gateway Chorus or Monteverdi Master Chorale.
Shuda Funeral Homes & Crematory in Stevens Point and
Plover assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at
Mr. Christopherson was born Oct. 19, 1951, in Manitowoc, a
son of Ruth (Brodtke) Christopherson and the late Oliver Christopherson. He
grew up in Valders, working the family dairy farm and graduated from Valders
High School in 1969.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1974.
He was married to his wife, Marilyn, 44 years ago.
After graduation, he began his career at Sentry Insurance as
an underwriter and worked there until 1977, when he took a position with
McDonald’s, where he received numerous management and store awards and
recognition. He later accepted the position of director of operations with
Rause Management in which he oversaw the day-to-day management of McDonald’s restaurants
in Plover, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids.
In 1997, he became the owner/operator of the McDonald’s in
Mosinee until his retirement in 2014.
He was a member of the Northern Gateway Chorus and the
Monteverdi Master Chorale. He was a past member of the Stevens Point Elks Club.
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; one son, Brett (Kris)
Christopherson, Little Chute; his mother, Ruth Christopherson, Valders; three
brothers, Ken (Monica), Middleton, Elton (Cathy), Manitowoc, and Casey (Diane),
Waukesha; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Bethany.