Barbara L. Bare

May 14, 1915 - Oct. 2, 2009

Barbara L. Bare of Waukesha died Oct. 2, 2009, at her home at the age of 94. She was born May 14, 1915, in Bridgeport, Conn., to August and Charlotte (nee Kaiser) Bickel.

On Sept. 19, 1937, she married Clarence E. Bare and they shared 49 wonderful years of marriage. Barb lived most of her life in Indiana and moved to the Waukesha area in 1998. She earned her degree from St. Mary’s College in South Bend, Ind. She was a 50-year member of St. Joseph Valley Order of Eastern Star.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Richard (Judie) Bare of Lake Geneva, Dr. B. Bruce (Bonnie) Bare of Seattle, Kenneth (Sharon) Bare of East Troy and Christine L. (Theodore) Shank of Ofallon, Mo. She is further survived by nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, on April 1, 1987.

The funeral service for Barb will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, followed by the visitation from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Don Clarke will preside. A second service will take place at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, Ind. Entombment will follow.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.