Christopher ‘Chris’ Jon Stenberg

Nov. 30, 1987 - May 21, 2011

Christopher "Chris" Jon Stenberg of Waukesha went to be with his Lord on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the age of 23.

Christopher was born Nov. 30, 1987, the son of Steve and Joni Stenberg. He had many interests and hobbies: He was an avid reader, enjoyed music, movies, playing video games, grilling, cooking, making and eating cr¸me brulee, frolfing, biking, motorcycling, camping, fishing and campfires. He enjoyed fires so much he took on the nickname "Christofire." Christopher loved his trip to Sturgis with his dad and spending time with his family, teasing his sister, scaring his brother and playing practical jokes on anyone and everyone. He also loved animals and bugs. Christopher was most recently employed as a furniture assembler. He was proud of his red hair and brown eyes, and more than anything he loved his Lord!

Christopher will be dearly missed by his father, Steve, and mother, Joni, with whom he shared a special bond; brother, Jeremy; sister, Sarah Stenberg; grandmothers, Kay Stenberg and Rosa Welfare; and uncles, aunts, numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Syd Stenberg and Edgar Welfare, and his cousin, Madeysen Kleve.

Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Visitation continues from 4 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service Friday, May 27, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Scott Oelhafen is officiating. Burial will take place privately in Minnesota.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.