Barbara Joyce Grabarek, 82, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2022. Barbara was born April 17, 1940 in Berwyn, IL to the late Marie and Joseph Slomka.
After retiring as a registered nurse, in Arlington Heights, Barbara and Stanley spent their free time together fishing and enjoying life in Spooner, WI.
Barbara is survived by her children; Janet (Allen) Gozzola, David (Lynda) Grabarek, Thomas (Troy) Grabarek, and Vicki (Thomas) Ortlieb; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and siblings, Robert Slomka and Janet Slomka-Grashoff.
Barbara is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Stanley Grabarek who passed away in 2008.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a memorial donation to Washburn County Humane Society, 1300 Roundhouse Rd., Spooner, WI 54801.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at St. Francis de Sales Church in Spooner, WI with interment at 11:00 am on Monday, November 14, 2022, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI.