Caroline Ann Barr (nee Riley), 83, of West Bend, passed away unexpectedly on January 27, 2023.
Caroline was born March 23, 1939 in West Bend to the late William and Clara (nee Thill) Riley. Caroline was united in marriage to Ben Barr Jr, on December 4, 1971 at St. John of God in Farmington. Ben passed away on February 5, 2021. Caroline’s most precious gift was being a Wife, Mother, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. She always had a ear to lend, a hand to hold, and baked goods for all.
Those left to cherish Caroline’s memory include her five children, Fred Kreis, Teri Lyn (Gerardo) Tamez, Tina ( Special friend Charles) Kreis, Brenda (Randy) Simon, and Gail (Mike) Umbaugh; fourteen grandchildren, Freddie, Mikey, Kenny, Becky, Brock, Anthony, Christopher, Jennifer, Jessica, Cody, Sidney, Brittany, Jessi Leigh, and Kaylee; nine great-grandchildren, Danielle, Mackenzie, Shaun, Gage, Addisynne, Skylar, Delilah, Travis, and Everleigh; a brother, Gary (LouAnn) Riley; special niece, Patsy (Larry) Beal; many other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Caroline is preceded in death by her daughter, Debra Lee; grandchildren, Brian Lee, Kent & Amber Baumgartner, and Benjamin; two sons-in-law, Kenneth Lee and Jamie Reseburg; three siblings, James Riley, Mary Schaldweiler, and Janice Theil.
VISITATION: Caroline’s family will greet relatives and friends on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023, at Myrhum- Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, 1315 W. Washington Street, West Bend, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
FUNERAL SERVICE: A Funeral service for Caroline will take place following visitation at 12:00 p.m. at Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, with Dan Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, 1010 Newark Dr E, West Bend, WI, 53090.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service has been entrusted with Caroline’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book can be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.
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