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Obituary of Maynard Joseph Christopherson
Maynard Joseph Christopherson passed away suddenly on the morning of November 20, 2014 at the age of 55. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota on June 15, 1959, Maynard spent his youth and adulthood enjoying one of Minnesota’s most popular past times: fishing. If ever there was a lake present (and Minnesota has a few), there is no doubt he was willing to cast a line out to see what was biting. He shared this passion with many people in his life – family, friends, anyone willing to talk for a second about their favorite ‘honey hole’ - fishing was his life. His other passion, music, also began at a very young age. Watching and playing music with his father in the basement of their New Brighton home fueled a fire that would burn inside and create a lifelong relationship with him and many others. His passion led him to become a well-known blues drummer throughout the Twin Cities in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. He expressed his love for music, particularly blues, in a variety of venues – from local bars and hotspots, to the backyards and basements of his family members. Wherever he was playing, you can guarantee that people stopped to watch and listen. Later in life, Maynard raised his two children the best way he knew how – getting them engaged in discovering the world around them. He emphasized the value of hard work, and taught his sons to always reach for their dreams. He passed on his passion of fishing and music to both of his sons, and was always willing to take time out to make a drive to the North Shore for a weekend hike. Maynard is preceded in death by his parents; Norman Maynard Christopherson (father) and Josephina Maria Ludovica (mother). He is survived by his two sons, Kenny Christopherson, and Chase Christopherson, his siblings Sylvia (Gordon) Frolik, Sonya (Larry) Clausen, and Norman M. Christopherson, Jr. He will be missed by all who knew him, and his passions of music are sure to live on in his memory. He surely will have a fishing pole rigged for all of us when we meet again. Memorial services and luncheon will be held at the American Legion in Elk River on Sunday, December 14th from 3p-6p. Address: 525 Railroad Dr, Elk River, MN 55330.