In Memory of
Everett Ralph Christopherson
Wolsey, South Dakota
April 4, 1920 – May 25, 1945
Killed in Action on Luzon, Philippine Islands
Everett R. Christopherson was born to Mr. And
Mrs. James Christopherson at Wolsey, South Dakota , and had three older
brothers, Melvin, Marvin, and Donald. Everett was married to Maxine Rawstern
and had two children, Sherrill Lee, born on September 19, 1942, and James
Everett, born on May 7, 1944. The family was all together the Christmas before
Everett went overseas.
Everett was drafted into the army in the year
1944 and took his basic training in southern California where he was temporarily
employed in a munitions plant at Long Beach. Army Pfc. Everett Ralph
Christopherson was killed in action by a sniper’s bullet on Luzon, Philippine
Islands on May 25, 1945. His body was interred in the Luthern Cemetery at Wolsey,
South Dakota. He was twenty-five at the time of his death.
Everett was a South Dakotan war hero, who
lost his life in the service of his country.
entry was respectfully submitted by Eric Skavang, 8th Grade West,
Spearfish Middle School, Spearfish, South Dakota , February 10, 2000.
Information for this entry was provided by Helen Christopherson of Belfrey,
Montana, sister-in-law of Army Private Everett Ralph Christopherson.