Barbara A. Hablewitz
Dec. 21, 1931 Jan. 20, 2018

It is with sadness in our hearts that we mourn the recent loss of our dear mother, Barbara A. Hablewitz, age 86, at her home in Baraboo (formerly of Ripon), on Saturday, January 20, 2018.

Barbara was born December 21, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Frank and Estelle (Roszkowiak) Zilla. She was married in 1953, in Milwaukee, and started a family there and later they moved to Ripon. Barbara was a devoted wife of Roy J. Hablewitz, who preceded her in death in 1999. She was a devoted mother, and together with her husband Roy, they raised three sons, Roy D., Robert B. and Richard T. Hablewitz.

Throughout her life she enjoyed travel, baking, cooking and family get-togethers, especially during the holidays. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister as well as a lifelong member of the Catholic church.

She is survived by her sons, Roy D. Hablewitz and Robert B. (Mary) Hablewitz, as well as her grandchildren, Andrew Hablewitz, Anne Hablewitz, Alyssa Hablewitz, Alison Hablewitz and Stefani Magnowski. Barbara is further survived by great-grandchildren, Dahlia, Braylie, Violet and Andrew; brother Tom Zilla of Lombard, Ill.; nephews Frank, Tom and Joseph; nieces Gail, Kate, Peggy; and many other nieces and nephews in the family.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Estelle Zilla; husband, Roy Hablewitz; son Richard Hablewitz; two brothers, Frank and Dan Zilla; and sister Mary Alice Zilla.

Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, 920-748-2623, is serving the family. Please visit to send online condolences.