Audrey Louise Chistofferson, 92 of Eau Claire passed away Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Syverson Lutheran Home in Eau Claire.

Audrey was one of eight children, born on December 29, 1923 to Willard and Jeretta (Wallace) Wilson in Ashland, Wisconsin. She married John Christofferson on June 6, 1942 in Ashland, and together they raised six children and resided in Eau Claire. She worked at Luther Hospital as a cook for 15 years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed doing puzzles, baking, cooking, and playing card games.

Audrey is survived by her six children, Sharon (Jim) Nietz of Baraboo, WI, John Jr. (Kay) Christofferson of Rice Lake, WI, Michael Christofferson of Eau Claire, WI, Alan (Judy) Christofferson of Eau Claire, WI, Kristie (Howard) Kinderman of Gulfport, MS, and Jeri (Randy) Seidling of Moose Lake, MN; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; siblings, Sam Wilson of Wisconsin, Ethel Kupczyk of Ashland, WI, Joyce Danz of Turtle Lake, WI, and Jackie Baatz of Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Audrey was preceded in death by her husband, John Christofferson; daughter-in-law Beverly Christofferson; granddaughter, Angela Davies; brother, Ken Wilson; sister, Alice Bayliss; her infant sister; and her beloved dog, Charlie.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family would like to thank the staff at Syverson Lutheran Home for their loving and compassionate care.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Barb Koch officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church on Thursday. Private burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery. Smith Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.


  1. In behalf of the families of Juel Johnson and Louis Johnson,I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to your family. It is always hard to lose a family member.We lost my father (Juel) a month ago.Although I did not know Audrey I feel as though I did.My father was always talking about John and Wally and their families.I do have fond memories of going to the “Tan Top Bakery”with my grandfather (Art) as a child.Kristi would always give us kids all the pastries we wanted.

  2. Thank you Vicki for informing me of Grandma’s passing. Although Angie and I were estranged from from her for many years, I carry in my heart only the fondest memories of her. She loved and spoiled us when we were young during visits to Eau Claire. We loved her too. I remember her voice and kind heart. I thank you also for the directions to the nursing home. Grandma wasn’t her old self during that visit, but a part me felt as though she knew for just a moment who I was. It was a difficult visit for me, but I am so happy I made the trip. I am also happy she was blessed with chidren and grandchildren that were active in her life and brought her joy, she was so deserving of this. RIP sweet Grandma Christofferson. I am certain Heaven is a better place now that you are in it!!

  3. My condolences to the Christofferson family. Audrey was a caring, loving person. She was always there to help with things big and small (she took me to the hospital when my daughter, Cindy, was born). I remember her being a lot of fun too. I’m glad she had so many children and grandchildren to love her and sorry that she suffered with Alzheimers in her later years as did my father. I wish you peace.

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