Obit: Crockett, Barbara R. (1935 - 2003)

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Wednesday, December 31, 2003 edition of the Clark County Press

Barbara R. Crockett

Barbara Crockett, age 85, of Neillsville, died Saturday, December 27, 2003, in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Barbara Regina Crockett was born on Oct. 28, 1918, in Appleton, the daughter of Hermann and Mary (Konrath) Grzanna. She attended the Neillsville High School and was then united in marriage to Allen Andy Crockett on April 24, 1935. They lived on the Crockett family farm in the Town of Levis. Along with farming, Barbara was also busy raising their ten children. She also worked at a number of places at different times. She worked as a waitress at the Arbutus Cafe and the Old Hotel. She worked at the hospital and the laundromat.

Barbara loved flowers and gardening. She was also interested in genealogy and history. Barbara and Andy enjoyed dancing at the Silverdome Ballroom and at the American Legion.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Helena's Circle. She was also an active memebr of the Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW) and St. Mary's Prayer Pal. She was a member of the Deutscher Club, the Women of the Moose, and the Farmer's Union.

She is survived by ten children, Donald Crockett of Owen, Eugene Crockett of Wichita, Kansas, Bruce Crockett of Oklahoma City, Okla., Gilbert (Raquel) Crockett of Wind Lake, June Schmidt of Loyal, Edgar (Brenda) Crockett of Federal Way, Wash., Catherine (Donald) Griesmer of Mosinee, Rita (Edwin) Crockett-Miller of Oklahoma City, Okla., David Crockett of Loyal, and LeRoy Crockett of Bowling Green, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother George Louis of Marshfield; four sisters, Mary Ann (Norman) Opelt of Madison, Cecelia (Randy) Kriesler of Desoto, Adeline (James) Mussa of Harshaw, and Christine Heinze of Germantown.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Allen; a brother, Joe Grzanna; a son-in-law, Robert Schmidt; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Heinze.

A memorial service for Barbara will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 2, 2004, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Officiant will be Fr. Woodrow Pace. Music will be provided by Ronald Resong, organist, and St. Mary's Choir. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, Thursday, at the Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2004 edition of the Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Barbara Crockett

Barbara R. Crockett, 85, Neillsville, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, in the Palliative Care Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Neillsville. The Rev. Woodrow Pace officiated. Music was provided by Ronald Resong, organist, and the St. Mary's Choir.

Barbara Regina Grzanna was born on Oct. 28, 1918, in Appleton, to Hermann and Mary (nee Konrath) Grzanna. She attended the Neillsville High School. She married Allen "Andy" Crockett on April 24, 1935. They lived on the Crockett family farm in the Town of Levis. Along with farming, she was busy raising their ten children. She also worked as a waitress at the Arbutus Cafe and the Old Hotel, at the hospital, and the laundromat. Her interests included flowers, gardening, genealogy, history, and dancing at the Silverdome Ballroom and at the American Legion. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Helena's Circle. She was also an active member of the Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW) and St. Mary's Prayer Pal. She was a member of the Deutscher Club, the Women of the Moose, and the Farmer's Union.

Survivors include ten children, Donald Crockett, Owen, Eugene Crockett, Wichita, Kansas, Bruce Crockett, Oklahoma City, Okla., Gilbert (Raquel) Crockett, Wind Lake, June Schmidt, Loyal, Edgar (Brenda) Crockett, Federal Way, Wash., Catherine (Donald) Griesmer, Mosinee, Rita (Edwin) Crockett-Miller, Oklahoma City, Okla., David Crockett, Loyal, and LeRoy Crockett, Bowling Green, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother George Louis, Marshfield; four sisters, Mary Ann (Norman) Opelt, Madison, Cecelia (Randy) Kriesler, Desoto, Adeline (James) Mussa, Harshaw, and Christine Heinze, Germantown.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Allen; one brother, Joe Grzanna; one son-in-law, Robert Schmidt; and one brother-in-law, Kenneth Heinze.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.

 

 


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