Barbara E. Graves
Barbara E. Graves, age 92, of Tomahawk, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at Riverview Health Services. Barb was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on Oct. 20, 1928, to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Becker) House. She was married to Richard Graves on Jan. 29, 1947; he passed away in 2003.
Barb grew up in the Milwaukee area and graduated from Messmer High School. After high school, she was married and started a family. Barb worked as a waitress for many years, finishing her long career at the North Hills Country Club in Menomonee Falls. Besides her unending love for her family, she enjoyed shopping and was a talented cook. Barb’s most cherished achievement was being a loving mother and grandmother. Family was her number one priority and her favorite place to be was with them.
Survivors include her son, Richard (Lynda) Graves, of Slinger, Wis.; four daughters, Shawn (Dave) Zblewski, of Waupaca, Wis., Karen (John) Gruling, of Richfield, Wis., Debra (David) Mayer, of Tomahawk, and Barbara Lisa Graves, of Slinger; one sister, Mary (Jim) Fait, of Florida. Barb is further survived by eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth; her husband, Richard; four brothers, Kenneth, Richard, Ted, and Jim House; and her sister, Thelca Van Dale.
Private family services will be held for Barbara Graves. Burial will take place at the Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield, Wis. Generations Funeral Home & Crematory, Tomahawk, is assisting the family. View Barb’s obituary and leave online condolences at www.generationsfuneral.com.