Barbara Ann Carr, 68
Sept. 23, 1948 -- Sept. 25, 2016

Barbara Ann Carr, 68, of Rubicon, passed away at home surround by her loving family Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.

Barbara was born in Phillips to Charles and Justine Polacek on Sept. 23, 1948. She went to high school in Germantown and graduated in 1966. She worked as a customer service representative for Broan-NuTone for 20-plus years. Many people have commented she was the best customer service person they ever talked to.

Her life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a staple at every special event there was for them. Her hobbies and enjoyment were shopping, baking and sewing. She helped many brides with creations and alterations of their wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses among many, many clothes sewn with love. She belonged to St. Johnís Christian Mothers and loved to make baked goods for the church functions. Her favorite thing to do with Jim was to take off on their Honda trike and ride.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband, James Carr of Rubicon; her children, Angy (Chris) Steiner, Shane (Kim) Carr and Amy (Steve) Muras; her dear grandchildren, Joshua, Cyle, Aleya, Aleisha and Emmett; her dear great-grandchild, Kinsley; her sisters and brother; her mother-in-law and sister-in-law; and her nieces and nephews.
Barb is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Justine Polacek; brother, Billy Polacek; and niece, Katie Polacek.

Barbara welcomed anyone and everyone into her home and life. Her love and generosity will be missed by all that knew her.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford with a prayer service to follow.

The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at