Christine Eriksen Stiles

Sept. 20, 1908 - March 2, 2012

Christine Eriksen Stiles of Waukesha passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 103. She was born Sept. 20, 1908, in Kensal, N.D., the daughter of Christian and Bertha Malene Eriksen.

She was a teacher, teaching in one-room schools in Kensal and Regent, N.D., before coming to Waukesha, where she married Lawrence C. Stiles on Aug. 30, 1941. She returned to teaching in 1960 and taught first grade at Hickory Grove School in New Berlin until she retired. She was a member of the Ina J. Reid Chapter of the Eastern Star and Sarah Circle at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, where she was a member for 61 years.

She is survived by her three daughters, Jerilyn (Larry) Lubahn of Rochester, Minn.; Karen (Dr. Robert) Davies of Waukesha; and Judene (Dr. Zenon) Colque of Waukesha. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Jon (Laurie) Lubahn of Wanamingo, Minn.; Kurt (Tina) Lubahn of Kasson, Minn.; Erik (Dr. Gula Aliyeva) Davies of Bethel, Alaska; Sushil Davies; Dr. Kirsten (Brian Udovich) Davies of Oconomowoc; Dr. Kirk (Dr. Tracy) Davies of Mukwonago; Kari (Eric) Vincent of Milwaukee; Dr. Kristi (Tony Beltran) Davies of Eagle; Dr. Kent (Dr. Lindsey) Davies of Waukesha; Karin (Kevin) Wegner of Waukesha; Dr. Carla (Dr. Jim Duff) Colque of Nixa, Mo.; Erik (Angela) Colque of Waukesha; Dr. Alex (Dr. Molly) Colque of Brookfield; and Julie (A.J.) Giese of Waukesha. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Nicole and Toni Lubahn, Allie and Wyatt Lubahn, Nolan and Brady Vincent, Kallin, Andrew and Taylor Davies, Bryce and Brynn Udovich, Erik and Ethan Duff, Odin, Tyr and Aleena Colque and Alyssa Colque; step-great-grandchildren, Shelby Savage and Dillon Saari; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry, in 1959; her parents; four brothers, Sivert, Martin, Bjerge and Richard; and three sisters, Marie Eriksen, Myrtle Pewe and Elsie DuBois.

The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to the staff "angels" at AngelsGrace Hospice for their loving care of Christine.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Thursday, March 8, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Gary Liedtke and the Rev. Kathy Boadwine will preside. A private family burial will be held Friday, March 9, at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, W359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066, or to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (address above). For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.