Irene Elizabeth Benedict Christopherson went to her heavenly home on Thursday, July 12th 2018. Irene was blessed to have her family by her side during her final journey. She was born September 30th, 1927 in Madison, Wisconsin to Nathan and Lucile Benedict. She married the late Donald Christopherson, November 18th,1950 in Darlington, Wisconsin.
Irene loved the Lord and her church, Zion Lutheran in Belvidere, IL. She was a member of Belvidere Women’s Club, Son’s of Norway, Pioneer’s Club, Rock Valley Exercise Club, and many more. Irene was an avid card player and loved to sing with her sisters, as well as the church choir. She loved to garden, watch her birds, and was especially fond of her Chicago Cubbies!
Irene is survived by son, David (Hilli) Christopherson; her daughter Susan (Mark) Johnson; grandchildren Heather Rodriguez (Christopherson), Alek, Quinn (Amanda), Abbey Johnson; great-grandchildren Joey, Cole and Masen Rodriguez; sisters Isabel (Russ) Larson, Janet Fritz , Doris Hicks. Preceded in death by husband Donald Christopherson; parents Nathan and Lucile Benedict; and her beloved dog Gretchen.
Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday July 17, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 Pearl St., Belvidere, Il 61008 with Rev. Scott Stolberg officiating. A visitation will take place from 4:00 till 7:00 p.m., Monday July 16, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials to Lutheran Social Services and Boone County Conservation District. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com