Barb's Story

Barb’s husband Marc wrote the tribute below about his wife.


Organ donor Barb SBarb appeared to be in perfect health when she passed away unexpectedly from a brain aneursym in July 2016.


She enjoyed being outdoors and loved most aspects of nature. She loved dragonflies and sunflowers especially. She took pride in finding rare species of plants and animals on her property. She had flower gardens, vegetable gardens and multiple fruit trees and shrubs which she enjoyed working on and using to create homemade bakery, jellies, and wines. She found pleasure in sitting in the woods during the hunting season, not hunting, but spending time with her husband and watching for deer, birds, squirrels, turkeys and all other forms of wildlife and having snack breaks. She enjoyed hiking and the natural wonders of Wisconsin. We were able to visit almost every Wisconsin State Park/Forest as a family. Barb loved working side-by-side with her husband in their family woodworking business. She loved cooking and baking and trying new recipes. She enjoyed working with her hands and had many different hobbies. She was very artistic and was able to use those skills to create signs, make stained glass windows, free-hand draw, and paint.


Barb worked at Willow Grove Woodworking and as a mail carrier with the US Postal Service. She always did her best and went above and beyond for all of her customers.


She was a very generous person. She was witty and always had a smile on her face. She found the silver lining in any situation. Her family and friends take comfort in her generosity even in her passing by being an organ donor. She was able to donate tissue, sight, and 6 organs to 5 recipients.


She will be greatly missed by her husband Marc, daughter Betty, lovable pets Bell and KC and many other family members and friends.


We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, With which we'll never part. God has you in his keeping, We have you in our hearts.