Roger Christofferson (89) of Leesburg, FL went home to be with his Lord on August 7, 2020.
Roger was born in 1931 in Jamestown, NY. Roger is survived by his children: John Christofferson of West Hollywood, CA, Peter (Teresa) Christofferson of Lutherville, MD, Linda (Gerald) Sim of Blasdell, NY, and Sarah Parker of Valrico, FL. He was blessed with grandchildren; Brooke Gill, Caroline Christofferson, Lindsey Esposito, Corbin Esposito, Seth Sim, and Cody Sim. He also is survived by great-grandson Teddy Gill, along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife of 60 years, Shirley, and his sisters, Delores Girts and Donna Erickson.
He suffered from congestive heart failure.
Roger, (also known by his nickname, “Chris”), served his country in the U.S. Army. After graduation from Purdue University, with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he was an engineer by trade, designing for Ford and the manufacturing of milk-delivery trucks. He also was a skilled home developer and salesman. He was very active in civic affairs, and achieved the level of Third-Degree Mason. Roger was a member of the Scottish Rite, and an active member of his local Mason’s Lodge. After retirement in 1985, He and his beloved wife moved to Florida, where he and Shirley served the Lord as members of Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He later moved to Lake Port Square, where he served as a member of the Lake Port Honor Guard and Board member for Lake Port Square.
Roger loved all things outdoors- on land and water. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, sailing, camping, road trips, and visiting his children and grandchildren. He never gave up his loyalty as a faithful fan of the Buffalo Bills football team. Above all that, he was a giving, honest gentleman, devoted Christian, and family man. He has left many beautiful memories, and will be greatly missed. There will be a IN-PERSON Memorial Service that will LIVE-STREAMED at the same time, at Beyers Funeral Home Chapel, at 1123 W. Main St in Leesburg, FL, on August 29, 2020, at 11:00am EDT. Reverend David Durst will be officiating.
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There will be a second, “in person” celebration service sometime in 2021, at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Lakewood, NY, where Roger will be interred. Services are pending as per travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.