Saturday, Jan 14, 2017
July 06, 1955 - December 27, 2016
Age 61 of Lauderdale, MN died unexpectedly on the morning of December 27th, 2016. Chris was born July 6th, 1955 in Marshfield, WI to Mildred “Milly” (Klinkhammer) and Henry Wilberts. He was educated on Minnesota’s Iron Range and graduated from Bricelyn High School in 1973. Chris was an avid outdoorsman and felt most at home outside. He loved to hunt, hike, and camp, but his primary passion was fishing. More than anything he loved bringing friends and family on rustic fishing trips to northern Minnesota. When not working or fishing, Chris could be found tinkering on projects in his garage. A blue collar intellectual through and through, he loved to create using found materials and his imagination. Chris was preceded in death by his mother Milly. He is survived by his father Henry, wife Sue, and daughter Laura; son Logan, daughter Lyrik, grandsons William and Henry; and his brothers Mark (Nancy) and Craig (Carolyn), as well as other extended family and countless friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 14th at 11 a.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service at St. Timothy Lutheran Church (1465 N Victoria Street, St. Paul, MN 55117). Lunch will be provided following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be designated to the Nature Conservancy of Minnesota or the American Heart Association (www.heart.org).