Barbara A. Egbert|
Nov. 15, 1936 — Feb. 15, 2018
Barbara Avis Rollefson Egbert passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 15, 2018.
Born November 15, 1936, to Desmond and Clara (Wester) Rollefson, she graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1954 and attended University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Barbara loved antiques and owned and operated Lincoln Antiques for many years. She was the friendly face behind the counter at Lincoln Tropical Fish and Pets, her family’s business in Hartford, for almost 30 years. Barbara gardened with her husband and especially enjoyed her flowers.
Being an avid reader, she loved to relax with a good book. She was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun and especially enjoyed serving on Altar Guild and delivering Meals on Wheels.
Above all, Barbara took pride in her family, and she was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother and leaves behind her husband of 60 years, Robert; daughters Jennifer (Alan) Herzberg and Susan (Barry) Neumann; son Robert III (Joel Hembel); and grandchildren Guthrie Neumann, Maggie Neumann, Samuel Herzberg and Anne Herzberg. Barbara is further survived by her twin sister, Beverly Bruno; sisters Lila (Gordon) Snyder, Shirley (David) Qualle and Karen (Jerry) Winkler; brothers Richard (Roxanne) Rollefson, Donald (Sharon) Rollefson and John (John Pulhalla) Rollefson; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Marilyn Arndt; her brothers-in-law Michael Bruno and Walter Arndt; and her sister-in-law Laura Egbert.
The family wishes to thank the services of Home Helpers of Lake Country, ProHealth Home Hospice and special friend Lynda for their dedicated care of Barbara.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 25, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral Home, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc.
Memorials to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission or Zion Lutheran Church in Ashippun are appreciated.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.