Barbara Ellen Scherwinski,
July 8, 1946 ó May 11, 2016
Barbara Ellen Scherwinski, (nee Zoesch), 69, of Slinger, entered peacefully into Godís loving arms Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at her daughterís home in Neenah.
Barb was born July 8, 1946, in Ashland to Fred and Helen (nee Williams) Zoesch. She was united in marriage to Eugene Scherwinski on July 11, 1970, at St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Butternut.
Barbís passion was spending time with her family, especially her six grandchildren. She loved going out to eat with family and friends. She enjoyed golfing, knitting, gardening, reading, traveling and camping. Barb had a love for being on the beach and near any water. Barb volunteered at womenís shelters and at schools to help kids learn to read. She was active at her church, Still Waters Church in Jackson. She was an inspiration to her daughters and entire family when she went back to college at the age of 39 to get her bachelorís degree and masterís degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
She is survived by her children, Angela (Ray) Pantazon of Oconomowoc, Beth Resch (fiance Rick Mosbacher) of Neenah, and Melissa (Scott) Roberts of Fond du Lac; proud and loving grandma to Mitchell and Jackson Resch, Alexander and Amelia Pantazon, and Evan and Brady Roberts; her siblings, Lorraine Furtak of Butternut, Ruth (Harvey) Bilz of Phillips, David (Joanne) Zoesch of Butternut, Bill (Bonnie) Zoesch of Butternut, Gary (Mary) Zoesch of Park Falls and John (Jeanne) Zoesch of Park Falls; and her brothers-in-law, Howard (Judie), Jerome (Melvina), Glen (Joyce), Dennis (Mary) and Rodney (Marilyn) Scherwinski. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Barb is preceded in death by her Eugene, who passed away Jan. 14; her parents; three sisters, Anita Altman, Dorothy Ford and Lois Stempinski; and three brothers, Eugene, Paul and Fred Zoesch.
Funeral services for Barbara will be held at noon Monday, May 16, at Still Waters Church (3617 Scenic Road, Jackson, WI 53037) with the Rev. Matt Hadley officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at church Monday from 10 a.m. until the noon service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated in memory of Barbara Scherwinski to The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, 3333 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 213, Wauwatosa, WI 53222.
The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.