Barbara Elenora Remington Condon

Barbara Elenora Remington CondonBarbara Elenora Remington Condon, a longtime resident of West Bend, died suddenly this week.

Born into a military family stationed in Hawaii, Barbara went on to live in many parts of the country, as well as several years in the Philippines. Art became her passion and she attended art school in both Buffalo, New York, and Washington, D.C.

The love of her life, her husband Earl, literally came knocking on her front door and they were married in 1958. Earl was a Navy man so Barbara continued to move to different states during the next 30 years including Maryland, Virginia and California. In 1995, Earl and Barbara made West Bend their home, and Holy Angels Catholic Church (front pew, of course) their place of worship.

Sadly, Barbara suffered with the loss of her youngest daughter, Sandi Gallego; grandson, Nicholas Schommer; brother, Edward Remington; and husband, Earl, in recent years, but continued to be surrounded by her large, loving family.

Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth (Chuck) Schommer and Patricia (Tom) Friedemann; 13 grandchildren, Theresa (Johannes) Koenig, Kristen (Katie) Schommer, Seth (Megan) Schommer, David (Anna) Koenig, Dane (Rachel) Schommer, Megan Schommer, Cathy Gallego, Mark Koenig, Stephanie (Dustin) Koenig, Tony Gallego, Alex Friedemann, Sam Friedemann and Jack Friedemann; and 10 great-grandchildren, Anthony, Christian, Mason, Michael, Kaleb, Hunter, Kayla, Nadine, Mason and unborn baby Clara/Julien.

Barbara was a kind, gentle soul who will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Catholic Charities (702 S. High Point Road, Madison, WI 53719).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at