Arve Harold Christofferson, 91, long-time resident of Bozeman, Montana, died April 4, 2019 in Rochester, Minnesota, surrounded by his family. He trusted Jesus Christ as his Savior, loved and prayed for his family. He faithfully served God and the Church of the Lutheran Brethren as a missionary and pastor for many years.
After graduating from Lutheran Brethren Seminary in 1952, and from Seattle Pacific College in 1956, Arve served Bethany Lutheran Church in Staten Island, New York for two years and Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington for one. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Elaine Undheim, of Malta, Montana, in September 1956, and was ordained into the ministry in November 1956. He and Marilyn sailed from Seattle to the mission field in Taiwan in September 1957, where they served the Lord until 1970. After returning from Taiwan, they served as church planters, helping establish Yellowstone Lutheran Brethren Church in Billings, Montana and later a Home Mission work in Bozeman, Montana. They moved to Bozeman in 1972, where they were involved in Home Mission outreach until 1987.
Blessed be the memory of Arve Christofferson.