Barbara J. Lambrecht, 89, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 1, 2021.
Barb was born in Wausau on November 25, 1931 to the late Lauren and Gertrude (Froemming) Prieve. She married Donald Lambrecht on July 11, 1953. Together they had four sons, Larry, Gregory, John and James. Barb worked for over 30 years for Wausau Insurance before retiring.
Barb was a loving and faithful woman with a great sense of humor and wit. She was a life-time member of Salem Lutheran Church, where she was baptized, confirmed, and married. She would often volunteer for church events and was a member of the lady’s circle. She loved to travel, play cards and was an avid Green Bay Packer and Milwaukee Brewer fan. Barb and some friends formed a Card Club that met monthly to talk, eat and play cards. She also enjoyed numerous Shangri-La card parties. When her children were younger the family spent many weekends and vacation days at the family cabin up north on Little Horsehead Lake. She loved to cook and serve large meals for family gatherings. Barb was also a fighter. She fought a brave battle with her dementia and Alzheimer’s for over 15 years. While her family finds peace in knowing that Barb is no longer struggling, they will miss her brilliant smile and her kind and loving heart which continued until she passed.
Barb is survived by three of her four sons, Greg (Jane), John (Nicole), and Jim (Debra); daughter-in-law Connie; seven grandchildren, Andrew (Heather), Melisa, Jeremy (Bobbi), Jacob (Jessica), Samantha (Tyler), Jennifer (Will), and Krista (Doug); six great-grandchildren, Nolan, Logan, Xavier, Makenzie, Vivian, and Kinsley; one great-great-granddaughter, Layla; as well as her special friend and caretaker for about 11 years, Sue Riedell.
In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her husband Donald; infant daughter Mary Kay; son Larry; and infant granddaughter Sara.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 9, 2021 at St. Peter Lutheran Church-Wausau Campus (formerly Salem Lutheran), 2822 N 6th Street, Wausau. Visitation will take place from 9:00 am until the time of services at the church. Burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may go to www.brainardfuneral.com to leave words of remembrance and online condolences.