Doris M. <I>Auth</I> Barber

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Doris M. Auth Barber

Doris M. Barber, age 92 of Arkansaw, died Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Plum City Care Center in Plum City with her family by her side.

Doris was born on August 30, 1923 in Arkansaw. She was the daughter of John and Mary (Drier) Auth. Doris grew up in the Arkansaw area and graduated from Arkansaw High School in 1941. She married Paul B. Barber on November 21, 1942 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Arkansaw. After marriage they lived on the Barber family farm in the Town of Frankfort where they raised their family. Doris was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, holding several offices in the Altar Society, teaching CCD, President of the Deanery and sang in the choir. She was a member of the Pepin County Homemakers Association for years. Doris and Paul sold the farm in 1979 to their Daughter and Son-in-law but continued to live on the farm until her health declined.

Doris and Paul enjoyed traveling, taking trips out West, to New York and Italy. She liked bowling, crocheting, crafts and reading. Most of all, Doris loved to spend time with family and friends.

Doris is survived by her eight children; Paul (Anne) of Freehold, NJ, James (Greta) of Sun Prairie, Madalyn (Bob) Fleishauer of Arkansaw, William (Bonnie) of Ottertail, MN, Maralyn (LaVere) Anderson of Arkansaw, George (Paola) of Bascape, Italy, Dan (Luann) of Arkansaw and Margie (Randy) Sperber of Onalaska, 28 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, 10 great great grandchildren, one brother-in-law; Lynn Barber of Pepin, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Paul, twin infant sons, four sisters; Edith Legvold, Evelyn Stone, Lorraine Paulsen and Rose Rude and one brother; Elwyn Auth.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Arkansaw with Rev. Paul G. Czerwonka officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Tuesday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Wed.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 93050162
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Doris M. Auth Barber (30 Aug 1923–10 Dec 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93050162, citing Saint Josephs Cemetery, Arkansaw, Pepin County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Matthew Sam (contributor 47848818) .