Obituary of Barbara A. Grauer
Barbara A. Grauer passed away on May 23, 2021 at the age of 86.
Barb was born on March 2, 1935 in Oshkosh, WI to Elmer and Margaret (Bollom) Behling. She graduated from Waukesha High School in 1953. She married Wayne C. Grauer in 1954 and lovingly raised five girls. She worked at Waukesha Memorial Hospital for 14 years in the business office. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Barb lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was never happier than when surrounded by family. The support, love and encouragement she gave to everyone in her family will always remain in our hearts. She had a wonderful sense of humor, a great sense of rhythm, a no nonsense approach to things she felt were right. Christmas was her favorite holiday. She loved her sweets and loved to knit. She was an elegant woman with exquisite taste in jewelry -“Grandma Bling!”
Barb was living at Mission Creek in Waukesha at the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Wayne Grauer; her parents, Elmer and Margaret (Bollum) Behling; sister, Dorothy Cabe-Maurey and brother, James Behling.
Barb is survived by her five children: Christie Grauer, Connie Grauer, Cathie (Don) Johnson, Camie (Mike) Nettesheim and Cindie (Scott) Joers. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Amber (Jay) Thornton, Britney Waite, Erin (Ray) Beebe, Chad (Rebecca) Johnson, Wayne Nettesheim, Chase Nettesheim, Ashley (Tanner) Flatland, Alex Joers and Samantha (Matthew) Breen. Also surviving great-grandchildren: Quentin Thornton, Theodore Beebe, Jefferson Beebe and Nora Flatland.
Visitation for Barb will be held on Wednesday June 9, 2021 from 10:30AM until the funeral service at 12:00 NOON at Cesarz, Charapata and Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd. Waukesha, WI 53188. Luncheon will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barb’s name may be made to First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave. Waukesha, WI 53186; Autism Society of SE Wisconsin, 3720 N 124th St. Suite O Wauwatosa, WI 53222 or St. Croix Hospice, 13255 W. Bluemound Rd. Suite 103 Brookfield, WI 53005.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Barbara Grauer, please visit Tribute Store