Christl, Harold R.
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Harold R. Christl, 81, Green Bay, died Thursday, July 26, 2012, after sustaining injuries from a fall. He was born Jan. 25, 1931, in Plover, WI, to Nicolas and Adeline (Bauch) Christl. Harold was a graduate of Green Bay East High School, Class of 1949. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and traveled the world during the Korean War. He was sent to Korea just as the armistice was signed ending the war. Harold's favorite place on his tours was Alaska. After the war he returned home and worked for Jones Signs and did so for 54 years. On Sept. 15, 1956, Harold married Patricia Wautier at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brussels. Together they traveled to nearly every state in the United States, Germany, Austria and Russia. Harold loved woodworking, building anything, and will be remembered as someone who could and would help anyone with projects and repairs and teach them how to do it. Other things he loved included square dancing, playing and teaching games, and watching the Packers. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; his sons and daughters-in-law, Randy Christl, Dave and Jean Christl, Bryan and Nadia Christl; five grandchildren, Jenny, Alex, Zach, Ben, Polina; a sister, Dorothy Wengner; a brother, Ken Christl; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and their spouses, Gerald and Agnes Wautier, Gary and Holly Wautier, Sandy and Chuck Durancik, Cheryl Balza, Jean and Kevin LeFavre, Mark and Marlene Wautier, Elroy Triebel, Janice Christl; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Harold was preceded in death by a son, Daniel; his parents; two brothers, Leonard and Jerry; a sister, Arlene; and two brothers-in-law, Galen Wautier and Don Balza.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Friends may also call at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1484 Ninth St., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with the Rev. Patrick Beno officiating. Burial will be in Nicolet Memorial Gardens. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Harold's name.
The family extends their appreciation to the staffs of St. Vincent Hospital Trauma Center and C.I.C.U. and Emergency Rescue Service.
Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave. Green Bay, WI 54303
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on July 28, 2012