Born to Life on February 23, 1959. Born to Eternal Life on March 2nd 2019, Barbara “Barb” J. Havemann has gained her beautiful angel wings and gracefully went in to the arms of Our Dear Lord and Savior.
Barb was an angel in plain sight as she demonstrated a true grace and dignity while she dealt with the many difficult medical obstacles. There are no words to describe her pure desire to keep fighting even in the most dire of times, but somehow she maintained her will to live well. Beyond what would be expected of even the strongest of beings. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids. She also loved playing bingo, playing spades, going to the amusement parks, latch hooking, crocheting, beading, cookouts, shooting darts, and watching horror flicks and old classic tv shows. She had a love for wolves and the color purple.
Barb has had a wonderful life as much as it hurts to say goodbye. She will and always be loved and missed and in the hearts of many and will never be forgotten. Now she is no longer in pain. She is now happy with the ones she has lost and is happy again. Now that she has gotten her wings, she can fly high and strong with them and look over all of us.
Barb was survived by her loving children; Michael (Amy), Cindy (Ulises), Nicholas, and her long-term boyfriend's daughters. She also had five grandchildren; Cheyenniah, Makiah, Blake, Adalynn, and Ayah. Also survived by six siblings, Don (Carla), Sharon, Steve (Chris), Lori, Carolyn (Dennis), and Michael (Heather), and many nieces and nephews.
Barb is further preceded in death by William James, her long-term boyfriend, her grandson Austin, mother Josephine, father Norbert, sister Diana, and brother-in-law Arturo.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 7th, 2019, at Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street, at 1:00 PM. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until time of services. Private interment at Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to the family are appreciated.
Barb’s family would love to give a big thank you to all the wonderful and amazing staff at the Bridges of Appleton that spent time with Barb, taking care of her over the last few years, and all the doctors at the Theda Care of Appleton and the Encircle health for all their hard work on taking care of our mother, and to all the hospice nurses of Theda Care at Home; Jodi, Robin, Mary, and Jessica.