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Christine A. Misterek

July 10, 1947 — February 22, 2023

Christine Anne Misterek, age 75, passed away at her Oshkosh home after a seven-year battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. She was born in Oshkosh on July 10, 1947, to the late Edgar R and Rosemary T (Montag) Newell and grew up in Fisk and Oshkosh.


Chris graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1965 and spent her entire career as a dedicated and highly respected, skilled, and admired nurse (LPN/RN). She was very proud of her years at Bethel Home and many years at Mercy Medical Center.


Chris married David L Misterek on August 31, 1996, at the Red Mill wedding chapel in Waupaca two years after meeting while country western line dancing. Chris was a much loved and adored wife, mother, and Grammie. She loved Elvis, green apples, fishing, cross-country skiing, Betty Boop, black licorice, collecting recipes and pig-themed items, ditch asparagus, crossword puzzles, antique stores, ice cream, the color green, being an amazing Grammie to her grandson and six step-grandchildren, and spending many fun-filled days fishing, canoeing, and pontooning with family at their Post Lake cottage.


Chris’s hobbies over the years included singing and competing with the Sweet Adelines singing group, dancing with the Western Country Line Dance group and the Yellow Rock Cloggers, and cake decorating. She and her husband were actively involved with the Fox Valley Wild Ones Prairie Restoration Group, annually assisted the DNR with guarding the spawning sturgeon on the Wolf River, and monitored a bluebird trail of 43 houses weekly at the Utica Golf Club for the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin (BRAW). She absolutely loved feeding the birds, turkeys, and neighbor’s chickens that flocked to her yard.


Chris is lovingly survived by her husband David L Misterek; daughter Melissa K “Missy” (Robert Anderson) Jolin; sons Scott D Nikolaus and Steven J (Berlyn) Nikolunauer; grandson Cody S (Tess) Jolin; siblings Edgar J “Skip” Newell, Linda M Behlman, Michael R (Connie) Newell, Robert A (Pamela) Newell, Kathleen R (Joul) Molinski, Gene L (Mary) Newell, and James N Newell; stepchildren Michael (Laura) Misterek and Jennifer (Mark) Seering; son-in-law Robert Christensen; step-grandchildren Madison and Jordan Misterek, Ella and Ben Seering, and Caleb and McKenzie Christensen; many nieces and nephews; step-aunt Ruth Esther Stryzewski (who at 111 years old is the oldest person in Wisconsin); and good friends Julie, Mary “Shirley,” Sally, and Rose.


In addition to her parents, Chris was preceded in death by her stepdaughter Christine Christensen, former daughter-in-law Vicki Nikolaus, brother Lynn E Newell, sister-in-law Nancy Newell, and brother-in-law Bernie Behlman.


A memorial service will be held at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Westside, 100 Lake Pointe Drive on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2:00pm with Pastor Dean Desilet officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00pm until the time of the service.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established for the continuing education of Chris’s seven grandchildren.


The Misterek family would like to extend their deep appreciation to the doctors, nurses, specialists, and staff at Froedtert Hospital, the Michael D Wachtel Cancer Center, and Compassus Hospice for their great care and support of Christine.


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Saturday, April 1, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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Service

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes - Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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