Barbara J. Franke.

Mrs. Barbara Jean Franke (Page) of Beaver Dam, beloved wife of Armand Franke, peacefully passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at the age of 70.

Barbara was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on December 16th, 1950 to Morris and Luella Page. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School and married Armand Franke in 1970.  After their wedding they were deployed to Frankfurt, Germany where they lived for several years.  Throughout her life as an Army wife, they were stationed in Atlanta, South Carolina and Mainz Germany. Barbara very much enjoyed her travels that came along with military life. In 1983 they settled back in Beaver Dam to be with their families after retirement.

Barbara enjoyed helping others the most, sacrificing everything she could for her family.  She never missed an opportunity to spend time with her grandchildren, they were her true pride and joy. She was a talented seamstress and had a niche for decorating.  Her favorite hobbies were playing Bingo and cards, especially Euchre, often known for her Tricks and Trumps. Barbara was so much to so many and will forever be loved and missed by her family and friends.

Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Armand Franke of Beaver Dam; two daughters, Kristina (Dave) Pufahl and Sarah (Michael) Manders; two adored grandchildren, Aubry Pufahl and Aiden Manders; sisters, Linda Page, Patti (Duane) Zabel, Lynn Vander Werff, Susan Biel and Penni (Peter) Asmann. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, Morris and Luella Page, and other relatives.

In honoring Barbara’s wishes, private family services will be held.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd, Beaver Dam, is honored to be serving the family. You may view and sign the family’s guestbook at