In Memory

Barbara Christman (Christiansen)

Barbara Christman (Christiansen)

Yorkville – Barbara A. ( Christman ) Christiansen, age 76, passed away peacefully at her residence on August 11, 2021. She was born on November 30, 1944, in Chicago, IL to parents Nobert and Betty (nee. Van Houtegan) Christman. Shortly after, the family moved to Racine, where Barbara spent most of her childhood. She graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1962. On September 21, 1963, she married the love of her life, Arnold Christiansen, Jr. and were married for 57 years.

Following their marriage, she went onto to pursue her nursing degrees. Barbara started as an LPN, before graduating from Gateway Technical College with an Associates Degree as a Registered Nurse. She then went onto to attain her bachelor’s degree from Alverno College and master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Barbara worked for many places and people during her career as a nurse. She began at Kenosha Memorial Hospital in the Palmer Wing, followed by St. Mary’s Hospital in Racine. Barbara had the honor of working as a Private Duty Nurse for Mrs. Johnson, of S.C. Johnson’s. She worked as a traveling nurse for Kenosha County and the Southern Wisconsin Center. Barbara completed her long career as a nurse at the Southern Oaks Girls’ School, retiring in 2011.

Barbara loved going to Door County with her husband and staying at their cottage in North Bay. She loved fishing and canoeing while there. Barbara adored her grandchildren and dog, Gordy, and will remembered as loving, wife, mom, and grandma. She will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her loving husband, Arnold Jr.; son, Andy (Lori); grandchildren, Ruby and Violet; siblings, Bob, Bill, Dan, and Sheila Christman. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; son, Arnie III; and siblings, Tom Christman, Linda Van Lone, and Mary Christensen.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at North Cape Lutheran Church, 2644 Raynor Avenue, Franksville, WI 53126 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm, officiated by Pastor Brad Brown. Interment will immediately follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses from Aurora at Home Hospice, especially Lisa, Danielle, Nancy and Jill, for their wonderful and loving care of Barbara.