Barbara's Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be livestreamed on Saturday, September 12, 2020. You can find the livestream at the bottom of this obituary.
The family of Barbara E. Siebert is saddened to report her death on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at age 100.
Barbara was born on February 4, 1920 to Walby and Carl Gerdes at Spokeville, Clark County, Wisconsin. She attended Spokeville School and St. Anthony Grade School in Loyal, WI, graduating from Loyal High School in 1937. She then attended Central Teacher’s College in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in 1941. While in college, she was elected to Alpha Psi Omega, Sigma Zeta and was a member of Omega Mc Chi Society. Barbara taught high school math and science in Bowler, Wisconsin, Berlin Wisconsin and Greenwood, Wisconsin. She married Earle Siebert, whom she met while at college at Stevens Point, on May 23, 1942 when he was stationed in the army at San Antonio, Texas. After WWII, Barb and Earle returned to Wisconsin and moved to Neillsville in 1950. She was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and playing bridge.
Barbara is survived by her five children, Michael (Linda) SueAnn (Jim) Sandy, Steve and Jon (Charlene) and is also survived by fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren with one on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Earle and brother, John “Bucky” Gerdes.
She was loved and admired by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Her family would like to thank the staff at Riverside Assisted Living for the wonderful care they gave their mother while there.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Fr. Eric Awortwe-Dadson. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the church.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Barbara’s family with Funeral arrangements.