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Barbara Jane Preisig

July 17, 1932 November 24, 2018
Barbara Jane Preisig
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Obituary for Barbara Jane Preisig

Barbara J. PreisigOn Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, Barbara Jane Preisig fell asleep here and then woke up in Heaven. Born July 17, 1932, to the late Clarence and Mary Jane (Theisen) Haupt in Wausau, Barbara graduated from Wausau High School in 1950 and began a career as a legal secretary at the Crooks Law Firm. She was married on June 5, 1954, to Clifford Preisig, the love of her life. Having met in the church choir, they shared a life of incredible love and harmony until his death, May 16, 1971.

Barbara and Cliff had three children, two of whom survive them, and two grandchildren: a daughter, Patricia of Wausa; and a son, Rev. James (MaryAnn) of Raymore, Missouri; grandchildren, Stephen of Denver, Colorado, and Anneli also of Denver. A daughter, Penny, died at birth. Barbara is also survived by her uncle, Floyd Haupt; sisters-in-law, Margaret Preisig and Doris Preisig; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Barbara’s faith was the focal part of her life, providing her great strength and comfort throughout the challenges of life, and giving her great hope and confidence in eternal life. She was an active member at Wesley United Methodist Church, served as a Sunday School teacher and Superintendent, sang in the church choir, Chaired the United Methodist Women, was a member of Dorcas Circle, the Prayer Chain, served on the Administrative Council, and actively participated in the Adult Sunday School class.

Barbara took great delight in music, roses and service in the community, but those who knew her best will remember her incredible way in the kitchen, cooking and baking so as to share love and bring joy. She created so many wonderful family treats and delights, always offering her very best.

The service celebrating Barbara’s life will be Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 1101 Elm Street, Wausau, with the Rev. Ethan Larson and Rev. James Preisig officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service, beginning at 9:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will immediately follow the service at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wesley United Methodist Church, Preisig Family Endowment.

The family is eager to express heartfelt thanks to the staff of Gardenside Crossing for their compassion, kindness, love and extraordinary care shown to our Mother each and every day! You are truly “God’s Angels” and we will forever remember and be grateful for your support throughout mom’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. Your gifts of love were such a blessing.

The family also wishes to thank John Buettgen and staff of the John J. Buettgen Funeral Home for their kindness, help and assistance in all of the arrangements.

Rest in peace, dearest loved one, you are in God’s presence!

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