Barbara J. Traxel-Taylor, 53

Barbara J. Traxel-Taylor, 53, of Kewaskum, passed away Friday Nov. 26, 2010, at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1956, in Torrence, Calif., to Fredrick and Janet (nee Schnitzka) Traxel. Barbara was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Franklin High School in the class of 1975. In 1983, she moved to West Bend. On Sept. 29, 1989, Barbara was united in marriage to Lee Taylor at Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend. Early on, she worked at Serigraph and most recently in the office at West Bend Vacuum Center.

She is survived by her husband, Lee of West Bend; her mother, Janet Williams of Greenfield; three brothers, William Traxel of Mequon, Thomas (Jan) Traxel of West Allis and David Traxel of Greenfield; three sisters-in-law, Jan (Phil) Wagner of West Bend, Karen (Dave) Sparks of West Bend and Barbie (Dale) Fessenbecker of West Bend; one brother-in-law, James (Ann) Taylor of Kewaskum; parents in-law, Wes and Ann Taylor of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Fredrick Traxel; brother, Donald Traxel; and step-father, Irv Williams.

Funeral services in remembrance of Barbara will be held on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 140 N. 7th Ave., West Bend. The Rev. David Schoob will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be Saturday, Dec. 4, in Valhalla Memorial Park at 10 a.m.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at