Barbara L. ‘Barb’ Christl

Barbara L. “Barb” Christl of Sussex passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, lovingly surrounded by her family at Seasons Hospice, at the age of 72.

Barb was born Jan. 2, 1934, in Ohio, the daughter of Egbert and Bernice Block. She had been part owner of GC Electric of Pewaukee. Barb enjoyed traveling, old car shows, and gardening. Most of all, Barb loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Barb will be sadly missed by her children, Deborah Christl of Waukesha, Daniel (Lynda) Christl of West Bend and Lisa (Paul) Krentz of Sheboygan; her grandchildren, Thomas Christl, Danielle Christl, Scott Christl, Kevin Krentz and Julie Krentz. She is further survived by her former husband, Gordon Christl, brothers, sister, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.

Barb is preceded in death by a son, Michael Christl.

A celebration of Barb's life will be held at a later date for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated in Barb's name to The Women's Center, P.O. Box 554, Waukesha, WI 53187-0554, or to the charity of your choice.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit, or call 262-542-6609.

The family would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Community Memorial Hospital, Oncology Alliance and Seasons Hospice. A special thank you to Dr. Sanchez and neighbor, Mary, for all their help and support throughout Barb's illness.