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Wayne was born in Hillsboro, Oregon to Alan and Yvonne (Kaufman) Christopherson. He was the oldest of four children.

As a young child he was always very busy and curious. When he was a couple of years old, he would take his wrench and fix his little red wagon, laying on the ground, just like his dad did when working on cars. He always liked fixing stuff. He spent time on both his grandparents’ farms and loved riding horses, especially Blaze. He also enjoyed his time on his uncle and aunt’s farm in South Dakota. He and his cousin Gary were the same age and would always find things to do.

In 1978, the family moved to Sisters, not long after Wayne wrecked his car and his dad bought him a 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass, red in color. Wayne fixed it up and got the nickname “Red Rocket” and was called that by all his closest friends. Wayne also married and had two children, son Charles Wayne and daughter Tabatha Kay (Christopherson) Gainer.

After moving to Redmond, he worked in the family trucking business with his parents, but later got his own truck and had his own business. He worked primarily in the construction business, but worked a couple of years in the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota where he met and had many friends. He came back and worked a few years more, before health forced him to stop working.

Wayne had many passions in life, but he loved snowmobiling, especially up at Three Creek Lake and the Elk Lake area. Probably his most joy was fishing for steelhead and salmon. Another little-known fact was he loved to look at and smell flowers. He always enjoyed the beauty of them.

Wayne is survived by his father, Alan; mother, Yvonne; sisters, Carrie and Bonnie; half-sisters, Kelli and Jody; son, Charles; daughters, Tabatha and Autumn; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, grandparents and his aunts.

Wayne was cremated at his request and a private service will be held at a later date. Friends and relatives are welcome and encouraged to share stories of Wayne at: Springer and Son. You are also welcome to leave contact information there if you would like the family to get back to you.

Wayne is deeply missed by his family and friends. In God’s hands now, until we see each other again.