Barbara Trecek

Barbara Ellen Trecek, at age 93, passed away to Heaven on February 14, 2021 at Aria of Waukesha near the home of her daughter, Evelyn Scharlau. She was born on September 2, 1927 in Boscobel, Wisconsin. At the age of 14, she accepted the Lord as her savior. Barbara married Edward Trecek in 1945 and on April 15, 2018, they celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary. As a young girl, she lived with and cared for her Aunt Norma who needed her help. Edward and Barbara had three daughters, Evelyn, and fraternal twins, Sylvia and Susan Rogers. Susan had cystic fibrosis and died at the age of 31. Barbara selflessly and lovingly nursed and cared for Susan who suffered with this disease from birth.

During their marriage, Barbara worked several years outside the home, was involved in church and the Christian Women’s Club. She was always hard working, busy helping others, and had a good sense of humor. Barbara was a good cook, a faithful wife, and caring mother.

Barbara is survived by her two daughters, Evelyn (Richard) Scharlau and Sylvia (Daniel) Dudley, three grandsons, one granddaughter, and four great grandchildren. Her husband, twin daughter, Susan, and three older brothers proceeded her in death.

A visitation for Barbara will be held at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188, on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:30am. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:00am. Online service will be available at

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Peoria Rescue Mission, P.O Box 837, Peoria, IL 61652 or visit