DARWIN CHRISTOPHER, 93, of Bluffton, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Wellington Place in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Bluffton, with Rev. Dennis Cahill presiding. Burial is in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at the Schluter - Balik Funeral Home in Decorah, and also after 10 a.m. at the church Thursday morning. Darwin is survived by his wife, Shirley Christopher, Bluffton; six children: D. Edward (Sharon) Christopher, Bluffton; Sharon Tweten - Henry, Bluffton; Sandy Christopher, Mabel, Minn.; Tonya (Alan) Jolin, Phillips, Wis.; Jacki (Earl Lovelace) Christopher, Wabasha, Minn.; and Micheal (DeAnn) Christopher, Bluffton/Burr Oak; along with 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Fred (Rosetta) Christopher, Powderville, Mont.; Rosemary Christopher, Cresco; Karl Jr. (Diane) Christopher, Hesper; and Faye (Walt) Marlow, Bluffton; and Victoria Christopher, Decorah. Darwin was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Veta (Davis) Christopher; four brothers: Lawrence, Francis, Harold and Carsten Christopher; one sister in infancy; one granddaughter: Brenda. schluterbalikfuneralhome.com.