VICTOR JAY CHRISTOPHERSON
Victor Jay Christopherson (Bud) died on Tuesday, Oct. 13 2020 at the age of 92 in Lansing, Michigan, where he was a longtime resident. Born in Alpena, Michigan to Victor and Hildegarde Christopherson, he went to Alpena High School and Michigan State University. Victor went on to become an Army veteran who served in World War II. After MSU graduation, he worked as a Diplomatic Courier for the U.S. Foreign Service and had been stationed in Manilla, Panama City, Cairo, Frankfurt and Athens. It was during this time he met his future bride, Philomena who was a flight attendant on Indian Airlines. They had celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past June. Vic retired from the State Accident Fund of Michigan where he worked for over 25 years.
He is survived by his wife Philomena, son Tom Christopherson, daughter Mary Christopherson, daughter Bobbi Dankert (husband Stephen Dankert) and grandsons Kyle, Zachary and Mitchell Dankert of Cicero, Indiana and sister Jean Essig of Redford, Michigan. He was preceded in death by his brother John Christopherson, brother Dick Christopherson and sister Janet Larson.
Victor was an avid golfer, hunter and field trial enthusiast winning various National and State Grouse Championships with his dogs, Kumari Elhew Suzie, Kumari Mary and Kumari Elhew Sam.
Vic and Philomena lived their winter months in Cape Coral, Florida where he enjoyed golfing, gardening and visits to the ocean. Graveside services will be Friday, Oct. 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, 2520 W. Willow, Lansing. Friends may visit the guest book at www.tiffanyfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Michigan’s Disabled American Veterans https://www.mi-dav.org/.