George L. Christopher of Valparaiso passed away Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010 at
his home with his family by his side. He was 76.
Born on April 23, 1934 in Knox, Ind., he was the son of Charles and Lillian
(Spicer) Christopher, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 28, 1952, he
married Elizabeth (Bryan) Christopher, who survives in Valparaiso.
Also surviving are children Cathy Holsapple (husband Jim) of Chesterton,
Robert Christopher (wife Marti) of Valparaiso, Michael Christopher (Bobbi
Jo) of Knox, and Philip Christopher (Sherri) of Valparaiso; brother Charles
Christopher (Ruth) of Texas; sister Alpha Kaufman (Don)of Florida; 15
grandchildren, Michael (Angel), Timothy, Chadd (Jennifer), Brandon, Brooke
(Joshua), Jason, Yvonne, Cheryl, Michael (Andrea), Stephanie, Tiffany,
Dennis (Amber), Daniel, Sarah and Adam; 15 great grandchildren; and godson
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and a
George was a maintenance man for McGill Manufacturing, retiring in 1996. He
was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, the Valparaiso American
Legion Post and VFW. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was an avid bowler and
fisherman and loved woodworking.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of
Sorrows Catholic Church, 356 W. 700 N., Valparaiso with Father John Zemelko
officiating. Burial will follow at Heritage Cemetery, Portage. Visitation
will be held on Friday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m., with the Rosary recited at
7 p.m. at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central
Ave., Portage. Moose Rites will also be shared.