Barbara A. Welch, age 63, resident of Heritage Health and Rehabilitation Center of Port Washington for the past year, died Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Lawlis Family Hospice in Mequon, WI.
She was born on January 14, 1951, daughter of Robert and Carol Winnemuller Welch in Port Washington. She attended Ulao School in the Town of Grafton. Barbara was one of the first residents of Port Washington’s first group home on Oak Court in Port Washington. Over the years she had lived in southern Wisconsin and Ripon.
Barbara had been active over the years with the Portal Programs in Grafton. Though physically and mentally challenged, she joyfully shared of herself to others.
She is survived by her mother Carol Renzel of Port Washington, two brothers James (Sandra) Welch of Denver, NC and John “Jack” (Nina) Welch of Louisville, KY, her nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Barbara is preceded in death by her father Robert Welch and step-father Ralph Renzel.
The Reverend Patrick Wendt will officiate funeral services 3PM Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the POOLE FUNERAL HOME, 203 N Wisconsin Street, Port Washington. Visitation Tuesday from 1 pm to 3 pm at the funeral home. Entombment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington.