Barbara J. Kelm

Barbara J. Kelm, formerly of Beaver Dam, died at her home in Fox Lake, on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:000 p.m. The quantity of people inside the funeral home will be regulated and we ask that you practice social distancing. There will be a graveside service at Highland Memory Gardens in the Town of Trenton, Dodge County, Wisconsin on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Peter Ostrander officiating.

Barbara Jean Vickers was born on June 20, 1937 in Tauten, Massachusetts to Alfred and Helen (Soule) Vickers. She was united in marriage with Kenneth G. Kelm on February 14, 1976. Barb worked for many years at Fleet Farm and worked the last four years at Fox Lake Kwik Trip where she was everyone’s favorite greater. She was a people person and she was passionate about taking care of people. Barb was the true definition of loving. She cared for all her friends and family in so many different ways; one way being with food.  She always said “If you left grandma’s hungry, it’s your own fault!” Barb enjoyed traveling with Ken and they were always going out to different supper clubs in the area. Her favorite trips were out East where she would indulge on lobster and scallops.

Barb will be greatly missed by her friends and family. She is survived by her daughters and son, Deborah Ziegel and Robert Flick, both of Fox Lake, and Audrey (Daniel) Mundy of Topeka, KS; grandchildren, Jason and David Kamps, Sean and Ben Van Swol, Davey and Justine Ziegel, Natalie Haushalter, and Stefanie and Sean Bradley; brother, Robert Vicker of Adams Friendship; 14 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews’ other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters; and one brother.

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