Barbara Jean Baldus, 84

Barbara Jean Baldus, 84Barbara Jean Baldus (nee Bell) was born to eternal life Friday, June 9, 2017, at the age of 84. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Baldus for 64 years; loving mother of Jim (Pam), Ellie Bartz (Greg), Jack (Tim Davis), Betty Gunn (Dave Neuman), Peter (Karen), and Joe (Missy); proud grandma of Amie, Danie, Ben, and Jenni; and great-grandma of Jimmy, Summer, and Lenny.

Barbara was a tireless homemaker, a gracious hostess, a valuable business partner to Joe, and a faithful server in the church and community. She was a gracious and elegant lady with a bright smile.

She put her whole heart into making their home in Elm Grove and Wautoma, a place where all are welcome. She was very active in her church, focusing on young adult activities, her childrenís school, the Elm Grove Womenís Club and the Waushara County Homemakers, where her leadership and compassion shined. In 1982, she and Joe founded Baldus Associates, Construction Administrators until their retirement in 2000.

Visitation will be from 6-7:45 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095) with a vigil service at 7:45 p.m. A second visitation will be at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend, WI 53095) from 9:3010:45 a.m. Friday, June 23. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., at church, with the Rev. Bernie Sipple presiding.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Maryknoll Sisters, House of Peace, St. Benís Meal Program, Father Geneís Help Center and/or the charity of your choice.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.