Barbara J. Higbee, Edgerton, WI
March 23, 1928 - September 17, 2017
Barbara J. Higbee, age 89, of Edgerton, died Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the Stoughton Hospital. She was born in Edgerton on March 23, 1928, the daughter of Henry and Lenice (Batchelor) Donstad. On November 19, 1945 she married Orval “Red” Higbee. He preceded her in death on August 10, 2008. For the first 25 years of marriage, Barb and Red farmed. Following their time on the farm, she went to work at Nunn Bush Shoe Factory. She was a member of Central Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her five children: Diane Higbee of Chehalis, WA, Michael Higbee of Sun Prairie, Winifred (Joe) Turnbull of Edgerton, Pattie (Jim) Anderson of Fort Atkinson, and John (Dianne) Higbee of Edgerton; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Leona Meadors of Alma, AR; and a brother, John Donstad of Edgerton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandchild, Jesse Mattison; and six siblings: Hilda, Grace, Martha, Edward “Bud”, Robert “Doc”, and Lorraine.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, Edgerton, with Rev. Jerry Pribbenow officiating. Burial will be in the Albion Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the APFEL EHLERT FUNERAL HOME& CREMATION SERVICE, 315 Lord St. (Hwy 51) Edgerton and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at Central Lutheran Church. For online condolences: www.apfelfuneral.com