In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for donations to some of Barb's favorite charities or to the veteran's charity of your choice.
(Nee Heling) June 15, 2021, age 80 (an octogenarian!). Passed away peacefully with her family at her side. Beloved wife to her best friend, the late Bob. Loving mother of Sherry Wollenzien, late Bill (Dawn) Wollenzien, Deb (the late Warren) Schall, and the late Michael (Emily) Arps. Proud grandmother of Becca and Samantha. Survived by her sister JoAnn (Jack) and brother Jim (the late Irma). Preceded in death by her parents, Marlen and Helen (nee Stumpf) Heling.
“Barbie” and Bob enjoyed life to the fullest. Barb was always reeling in record fish from their boat, R-Baby, before partying late into the night with their friends – too many to mention. She was a strong and even stronger-willed woman who knew how to get exactly what she wanted out of every situation. We will all miss her dearly.
Barb was an instrumental part in the opening of the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. She laid to rest countless of our nation’s veterans before retiring in 2003, when she and Bob began adventuring together. Prior, she was a hit every Halloween for years when she worked for Nestle, providing a full sized candy bar (or more!) for each kid.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Pinelawn Memorial Park, 10700 West Capitol Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Friday, June 25, 2021. Visitation 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM, service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for donations to some of Barb’s favorite charities or to the veteran’s charity of your choice.