Barbara L. Bengel, 61, of 399 Russell St., Fond du Lac, died Saturday, May 12, 2012, at her home, after a three-year courageous battle with cancer, with her family by her side.
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She was born on May 2, 1951, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of William and Ruth (Polinske) Oaks.
On June 28, 1970, she married Michael C. Bengel at Church of Peace by the Rev. Martin Koehler.
Barbara was employed at Mid-States Aluminum until retiring in 2007.
She was a member of Eagles Aerie 270 Ladies Auxiliary.
Barbara enjoyed fishing, camping, and loved the Fond du Lac Bears. She was a true people-person who enjoyed socializing with family, friends, or anyone she would meet.
Survivors include her husband, Michael of Fond du Lac; a daughter, Roxanne of Madison; a son, Scott and his wife Heidi of Fond du Lac; five grandchildren, Allison Bengel, Conor Wilson, Carli Bengel, Sydney Bengel and Madeline Bengel; one sister, Delores Prochnow; two brothers-in-law, Tom Bengel and Ken Prochnow; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; and one grandchild.
VISITATION: Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, from to 4 to 8 p.m., at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave., Fond du Lac. Family and friends may also call on Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 18, at 11 a.m., at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at Ledgeview Memorial Park.
The Uecker-Witt Funeral Home of Fond du Lac, Wis. is in charge of arrangements. Additional information and a guestbook can be found at ueckerwitt.com
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter from May 15 to May 16, 2012