Barbara “Barb” Christianson (Brickner) passed away peacefully surrounded by her husband and children on April 10, 2018 at the age of 62 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Barb will be greatly missed by her husband Eric, children Karyn Christianson, Andra Barkey (Brent Barkey) and John Christianson, grandson Ellis Barkey, mother Delores Brickner and many siblings, relatives, and friends. She is preceded in death by her father Leo Brickner and sister Mary Ostrom Queen.
Barb was born on April 8, 1956 in Rice Lake, Wisconsin to Leo and Delores Brickner. After moving to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and working at St. Joseph’s Hospital as an RN, she met and married her husband, Eric. Together, they raised three beautiful children, and recently welcomed their first grandson – Barb’s pride and joy. Her greatest accomplishment was raising a family filled with faith and love. Barb enjoyed being active at her parish, St. Charles. She was dedicated to volunteering in the St. Charles Garden Club and Lake Area Free Clinic, as well as many other clubs and organizations. Her legacy continues through her strong faith-filled family, as well as the many friends and lives she touched through her generosity, selflessness, and creativity.
Her family thanks the dedicated hospital and medical staff at Froedtert
and Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and Horizon Home Care
and Hospice, for their positivity and loving care.
A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Saturday, April 14 at 11:00 am at St. Charles Parish, 313 Circle Dr., Hartland. The visitation will be held at church on Friday, April 13 from 5:00-7:00 pm, as well as Saturday, April 14 from 10:00-11:00 am. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Barb’s life.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Charles Garden Club (checks made to St. Charles Parish Memorial Christianson) at 313 Circle Dr., Hartland, WI 53029 or Lake Area Free Clinic at 856B Armour Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.