Barbara AnnMarie Wangard (nee Neuwirth) of Wauwatosa passed away peacefully with her family by
her side on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at her residence. She was born on April 17, 1939 in
Milwaukee, WI to David and Edna (Roth) Neuwirth. She married the love of her life Russell
John Wangard on April 22, 1960 at the Milwaukee County Courthouse.
Barb was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. According to Russell, “she would have
had to have been extremely loving to tolerate him for over 60 years”. Barb was a woman that could
grow anything. She loved flowers and decorating for the holidays. She often said, it made her happy
to have others enjoy what she created/made and it was wonderful to see them smile.
A wonderful woman gone too soon. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.
She is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Russell; her children, Craig (Dawn) Wangard,
Kevin (Jana) Wangard and Michelle (Juan) Velasquez; her grandchildren, Dylan Wangard, Alexis
Wangard, Elena AnnMarie Velasquez and Ryan Russell Velasquez and many dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents David and Edna.
With the current COVID pandemic the family will hold a private Celebration of Life for Barb
Memorial contributions in Barb’s name can be directed to the American Diabetes Association.
Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie/Genesee is honored to be assisting the Wangard family.
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American Diabetes Association