Obituary: Daniel Robert Christl

Sept. 15, 1959 – Nov. 24, 2023

Daniel Robert Christl, 64, of Sister Bay, died suddenly at his home on Friday Nov. 24, 2023 of apparent natural causes.

He was born Sept. 15, 1959 in Offenburg, Germany the son of Robert, brewmaster, and Christine (Schafer) Christl, beauty salon owner. His family moved to the United States in 1960.

A graduate of Gibraltar High School, Dan obtained degrees in finance and marketing from UW Milwaukee Business School. He worked for many years as a sales rep in the carpet industry and most recently as the store manager of Carpet One in Jacksonport.

A talented carpenter with a knack for real estate, Dan renovated, rented, appraised and sold multiple properties in Milwaukee and Door County.

He loved being outdoors and had many interests and activities including skiing, bicycling, rugby, sailing, beekeeping, chicken keeping and maintaining a large garden and greenhouse. Above all else, Dan loved taking trail walks with his dog, Wally.

Preceding him in death was his father, Robert (Helga) Christl; and his sister, Yvonne.

Surviving family include his mother, Christine Baumgarten (Charles Speck Baumgarten, decd); brother, Patrick Christl; nephew, Andrew (Allison) Christl [and his children, Katrina, Caleb, Olivia, Sophia and Charlie]. Dan will be missed by many, many devoted friends.

A memorial gathering celebrating family and friends is planned for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023 at the Ephraim Village Hall. Friends of Dan may call during the visitation from 9 am until the time of services at 10 am followed by a reception.

Please consider making a donation in Dan’s name to the American Parkinson Disease Association ( or a charity of your choice.

Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Christl family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Daniel may be shared with his family through his tribute page at