In Memory of
Army Private
Everett Ralph Christopherson
Wolsey, South Dakota
Beadle County
April 4, 1920 – May 25, 1945
Killed in Action on Luzon, Philippine Islands

Everett Ralph Christopherson

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.

This 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.