Barbara Ann Trevalle, 82
April 10, 1934 — Sept. 5, 2016
Barbara Ann Trevalle (nee Landrath), 82, ran to the arms of her loving Savior Jesus Christ, being born into eternal life Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, in Breckenridge, Texas.
Barbara Ann was born April 10, 1934, in La Crosse. She was the oldest child for William and Kathryn Landrath (nee Lochen). When she was a very young child they moved to West Bend. She was raised here in West Bend and worked in Jackson doing several jobs until leaving for an adventurous life when she was in her early 20s. Her free spirit took her crisscrossing the United States from Wyoming to Colorado, to Virginia and finally settling in Texas. She was blessed with a beautiful daughter who shares her mother’s kindred spirit.
In her lifetime, Barbara Ann ran a motel, married a mayor and was a companion caregiver to an elderly gentleman, who was a pillar of their community, preparing his meals, trips to the doctor and outings of his own. She was open to following wherever the Lord sent her. She also shared a weekly bible study with a group of dear friends in Breckenridge. Barbara Ann loved coming home to visit her family as often as possible. Even though she was far from home, she still remained a Green Bay Packers fan. To her family, Barbara Ann’s faith in the Lord, loving heart, wit, wisdom and smile were bigger than all of Texas!
Her daughter, sisters, brothers and extended family will miss her dearly. Preceding her in death were her parents; sister, Geraldine; and brother and sister-in-law, Fredrick “Cowboy” and Joan, Landrath, previously of Eden.
Barbara Ann is survived by her daughter, Debra Poorman and (Fiancee Kevin Connelly) of Culver City, Colorado. She is further survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen (Gilbert) Carlson and Rosemary (Roger) Wojciechowski, both of Fond du Lac, and two brothers and sisters-in-law, George “Red Dog” (Laverne) Landrath of West Bend and William “Billy” (Terri) Landrath of Madison, as well as beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, both here and in Texas. A special thank you to Barbara Ann’s friend Judy, for her loving care when it was needed most — our family will forever be grateful you were there.
A memorial service of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church (406 Jefferson St., West Bend, WI 53090) with Dan Schroeder presiding and assisting the family. A service of interment will take place at a later date. For condolences please call 262-306-5039.