Barbara L. Christensen, age 72 of Burnsville, MN died of cancer on June 10, 2019. She was born in Racine, WI where she raised her children and worked as a Middle School Spanish teacher. She later moved to Overland Park, KS and then after retirement moved to Burnsville, MN to be closer to family. She is survived by husband Gary; son Joe; daughter Stephanie; brother John (Pam); Sister Louise (Ed); Stepson Lee, and 4 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren. Barb was a true Italian woman in all aspects with her family coming first and food a close second. There was always enough pasta to feed an entire neighborhood. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends, her grandchildren, and her grand puppies. A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, June 19, 11 AM at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville. Visitation at 9:30 AM (1 ½ hour prior to service). In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to St. Jude Cancer Research or Our Lady of Peace Hospice…where Mom was taken care of during her last days.