Barbara Ann De Witt

Barbara Ann De Witt, age 76, of Chilton, died on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Century Ridge in Chilton. She was born April 25, 1938 in Appleton, daughter of the late Ernest & Marjorie (Zuleger) Schinke. She graduated from Appleton High School, class of 1956. Barb married Eugene Jannsen on April 25, 1957. Following her marriage to Eugene, Barbara worked at the telephone company as a switch operator, the Chilton Metal Products, and as a teacher’s aid in the Chilton School District. She and Eugene also owned and operated the Log Cabin Tavern in Chilton for 10 years. Barb sold cleaning supplies for Fuller Brush and Raleigh Companies and also worked at Austin’s Grocery Store in Chilton where she met her best friend, Donna. She married Frank Westfahl on December 10, 1977 at Ebenezer UCC in Chilton; he preceded her in death on February 15, 1989. She later married Blaine DeWitt on September 8, 2001; he preceded her in death on March 21, 2009. Barb was a member of Ebenezer UCC where she had previously volunteered as a Sunday School Teacher. Barb was an animal lover, and appreciated all of the pets in her life. She enjoyed playing the organ, gardening, flowers, was a voracious reader, and collected angels and angel books. She certainly had numerous passions & hobbies in life, but her greatest love was her children. This was evidenced by her countless hours volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Mother, volunteering as a Blue Bird and Campfire Girls Leader, and cherishing every moment babysitting her grandchildren. Nothing brought Barb more joy than to spend time with her family. Survivors include her children: Debra (Scott) Roewer, Rick (Nancy) Jannsen, Chris Jannsen (Corey Alberts), Kathy Schreiber, Kelly (Kurt) Wollersheim; 13 grandchildren: Patrick, Nicholas, Kristina, Jessica, Daryl, Jessica, Derek, Wesley, Jason, Alexandra, Kyler, Brandon, Hunter; great grandchildren: Isabella, Hayden, Emma Ayden, Diverson, Jr., Chase, Hayden; her special friend: Duane Best; 2 brothers: Ernest & Gary Schinke; and a sister: Sandy Vandenberg. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands: Eugene, Frank, & Blaine; and an infant child. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Ebenezer United Church of Christ (44 W. Washington) in Chilton with the Rev. Michael Safford-Kennedy officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday, September 22, 2014 and on Tuesday at the church from 9:30 am until 10:45 am. Barb’s family would like to thank the entire staff of the Chilton Care Center, Century Ridge, and the Calumet County Hospice for all of the loving care that was provided to their mom. – See more at: