Barbara Dienberg-Thomas

Barbara Dienberg-Thomas (nee Porter), 68, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2010.

Barbara was a longtime resident of West Bend, where she raised her four kids with her husband, Jerry Dienberg, and was known as "the cool mom." She was a proud Irish woman who had fire-engine red hair and a smile that lit up a room. Her smile will remain in the hearts of those who loved her. Rest in peace, Mom.

Wife of Dan Thomas of Mayo, Fla. Beloved daughter of the late John and Gladys (nee McTigue) Porter, and stepmother Lilly Porter. Barbara will be missed by her four children, Valerie (Jeff) Johnson, Christine (Dana) Levenson, Kenneth (Katherine) Dienberg, Laura Doern (fiancÚ Dan Gunderson). Grandmother of Kaitlin, Erin and David Raatz, Max and Samuel Levenson, Kayla and Nicole Dienberg, Emily and Sarah Doern. Dear and only sister to five brothers, William (Sandy) Porter, George (Claudia) Porter, Robert (the late Gail) Porter and Wayne Porter.

Preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Arthur; and her grandson, Harry John Levenson.