Barbara Lynn Neubauer
Barbara Lynn Neubauer, 61, of Watertown, passed away unexpectedly Friday, February 10, 2017, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital following a fight with cancer.
Barb was born on October 15, 1955, in Sheboygan, to Milton and Beatrice (Liebham) Schwalbe. She graduated with a bachelorís degree in special education and elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. On October 21, 1978, she married her best friend, William Neubauer, in Sheboygan. She lived her life dedicated to providing daycare to countless families and children over the years. She spent every moment possible with her grandchildren who adored her.
She is survived by her husband of 38 years, William Neubauer of Watertown; children, Jess (Kurt) Rupnow of Oconomowoc, Kristen (Richard) Yu of Jackson and Nikki (Kyle) Krueger of Watertown; seven grandchildren who always looked forward to visiting her, Emilie, Lyra, Norah, Harvey, Ellie, Grayson and Simon; sister, Judie (Mark) Hollenbeck of Ada, Mich.; and her brothers, Tom (Vera) Schwalbe of Peoria, Ariz., and Jim (Darla) Schwalbe of Hingham. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service was held on Wednesday, February 15, at St. Matthews Church of Oconomowoc with Pastor Steven Pagels and Pastor Daniel Schmidt presiding. The family will have a private burial at Glenview Memorial Gardens.
Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes, 920-261-2113, is caring for the family.
To place an online condolence, please visitwww.pn-fh.com.