Diana E. Christopherson, 78 of Forest City, Iowa passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA.
Diana Elizabeth Christopherson, the daughter of Michael and Saima (Sohlo) Steinbauer was born July 15, 1939 in Milwaukee, WI. She attended Wilson High School in St. Paul, MN, graduating with the Class of 1957. She was united in marriage to Edward C. Christopherson on August 1, 1959 and to this union, three children were born: Edward, Gwendolyn, and Mark. The Christopherson family made their home in Minnesota and Iowa throughout the years as she stayed home raising her three children. Later, she worked at Pamida in Wadena, Minnesota and Forest City, Iowa as a clerk for over 35 years.
In Diana’s younger years, she enjoyed camping, boating, sewing, ceramics, cooking, traveling, and spending time with their friends. Later in life she enjoyed BINGO, watching Court TV and reality TV shows, and surfing the internet, especially Facebook. What she cherished most, however, was her family that she loved so dearly, spending as much time with them as she could.
Left to cherish Diana’s memory include her children, Edward (Terri) Christopherson, Forest City, IA, Gwen (Paul Krause) Hoffman, Rush Lake, MN, and Mark (Deanna) Christopherson, Forest City, IA; grandchildren, John (Stacy) Hoffman, Fargo, ND, Adam Hoffman, Breckenridge, MN, Edward (PK) Christopherson, Ankeny, IA, Travis Christopherson, Ankeny, IA, and Ashley Christopherson, Ames, IA; great-grandchildren, Hadley, Kaden, and Kaytilyn Hoffman, and Mollie Christopherson; her sister-in-law, Marilyn Steinbauer, Blaine, MN along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and brother, Kenneth Steinbauer.
Casketbearers: John Hoffman, Adam Hoffman, Ed Christopherson, Travis Christopherson and Ashley Christopherson.
Honorary Casketbearers: Hadley Hoffman, Kaden Hoffman, Kaytilyn Hoffman and Mollie Christopherson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.