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Christopher J Chilson

Christopher J Chilson

Christopher J. Chilson, age 52 of Arkansaw, died Monday, March 27, 2023 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Rochester, MN.

Chris was born on September 10, 1970 in Plum City. He was the son of Richard and Norma (Black) Chilson. Chris grew up in Plum City and graduated from Plum City High School in 1989. In 1995, Chris married Lori Dusek on March 25 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw. After marriage, Chris took a job with the Country Side COOP where he worked until 2016. Most recently Chris worked at Anderson Windows in Menomonie and the Heritage of Elmwood Care Center in Elmwood.

Chris enjoyed classic cars, cooking, gardening, canning and crafting. Most of all Chris loved spending time with family and friends.

Chris is survived by his wife, Lori, three children, Danielle (Travis) Brantner of Mondovi, Jacquelyn (fiancé Brock) Chilson of Amery and Chris Jr “CJ” at home in Arkansaw, two grandsons, Caden and Grayson, mother, Norma Chilson of Plum City, siblings, Curt (Shana) of Arkansaw, Kim (Mark) Unser of Eau Galle and Kelly (Scott) of Goodhue, MN, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard.

Memorial Mass will be 11:00AM Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at St. Henry Catholic Church in Eau Galle with Rev. Jerry Hoeser officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00PM-7:00PM Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Eisbrenner Family

    Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Chris. May words of encouragement uplift your spirit at this time. We didn’t know Chris but from all the comments we have read he was wonderful person and truly loved. He will be deeply missed by many but will never be forgotten. May God give strength and his love to each of you always. In the difficult days to come may the many wonderful memories of his life give you comfort. Something we have personally found to be of great comfort are the thoughts expressed in the Bible at John 5:28 “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his (Jesus) voice and come out “. May God Jehovah comfort you during this sad time in your life.

  2. Steven Schultz

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  3. Maria Gifford

    Kim, I'm so sorry. How complicated, difficult, tragic. I understand. XO Here's to hoping your brother is now free of it all and without pain.
    Sending love and prayers. - Maria

  4. Bob and Mary Zika and Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  5. Kristine Polzer

    Dave and I send our sympathy to you all.

  6. Deb Richardson

    My sincere sympathy to all the Family.

    Prayers for peace and comfort to all during this difficult time.

  7. Amy and Steve Fetzer

    Dear Norma and family!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. God Bless You Always!

  8. Dick & Marlene Zimmer

    Dear Norma & Family, Our sincere sympathy to you and all. Keeping you in our thoughts at this sad time.

  9. Alisa Baskin

    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with both you Kim, Curt and all of your family, may he rest in peace.

  10. Vicci Rosenberg

    So sorry for the family god bless. Thinking of all of yous

  11. Jeannie Reinhardt

    Lori and family,
    We sure hope you find peace during this difficult time. We are sending big hugs and prayers????

    Butch and Jeannie

  12. Lucas Crawford

    My condolences for your loss.

  13. Dedra Kirchner

    Lori and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Chris' passing. You have my deepest sympathy..

  14. Terri and Mike Dematteo

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
    Mike and Terri Dematteo

  15. Maralyn & LaVere Anderson

    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  16. Marcella Biles

    Sorry for your loss Prayers to the whole family

  17. Connie Schuch

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Lori Garlick

    Sending my deepest sympathies and prayers to your family at this difficult time.

  19. Catherine Schramski

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy. He was a good person.

  20. Nicole Fredrickson

    Very sorry for your loss

  21. Marlene Blair

    So very sorry to hear this! My prayers are with you all ???? Rest in piece Chris.

  22. Nancy Bowe

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  23. Tina Andrews

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers for comfort. May you be surrounded with love and find joy in recalling the memories that were made with Chris.

  24. Donna Karshbaum

    We are so Sorry for Your Loss, Chris was a great Guy, God Bless You All ????????????????????????

  25. Randy & Audrey Richardson

    So sorry for your loss and thinking of you during this difficult time.

  26. Tanja Gift

    Sending hugs and prayers, thinking of you ❤️

  27. Tony Gunderson

    Deepest sympathies

  28. Greg Fay

    I’m so sorry to hear about this ! My thoughts are with his family … far too soon …

  29. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Deepest Sympathy to you all during this sad time!

  30. Patricia Frion

    My deepest sympathy and hugs to you all

  31. Jenny Tulip

    Jeff and I extend our sincerest sympathies - thinking of you ????

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