Barbara A. Bubolz, 70 of Jefferson, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at her home.
Barb was born on July 5, 1949 in Watertown, WI, the daughter of Gerhard and Frances (Weber) Kornstedt. She was a 1967 graduate of Jefferson High School and on January 10, 1970 she married the love of her life, Michael Bubolz. The couple had 4 children and had nearly 49 great years of marriage until his death in 2018. Barb earned her LPN nursing license shortly before she married and worked in area hospitals for many years. Barb was very interested in art and enjoyed painting and crocheting for the people she loved. She was an avid reader and loved the outdoors. Camping was a cherished family activity in years past and Barb enjoyed being in good company. She and Mike were active members of American Legion Post 164, and she managed the bar there for many years. Recently, Barb worked as a bus aide on Jefferson County bus routes and had a heart for helping kids with special needs. She really enjoyed working for the bus company and valued that community. Barb had a deep-rooted Catholic faith which never wavered, even when faced with the loss of her son Kurt in 2006 and her husband Mike. She was committed to her faith community and attended mass devoutly. Barb was a capable, strong woman who lived her life according to her convictions. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by: her children Tonya Bubolz of St. Petersburg, FL, Ross (Nicole) Bubolz of Largo, FL, and Tara (Michael) Swiger of Steubenville, OH; 12 grandchildren Vallene (Brandon), Jolene, Sunshine, Kennedy (Nick), Sterling (Sara), Micah, Simon, Salome, Avery, Anika , Thaddeus, and Trason; 3 great-grandsons Peter, Jackson, and Will; and her sister Jan (Ray) Klauer of Jefferson. Barb is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her son Kurt (2006).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, February 28, 2020 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Jefferson with Fr. Tom Coyle presiding. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00PM – 6:30PM with a Rosary Service at 6:30 at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home, and on Friday from 10:00AM until the time of service at the church. Barb will be laid to rest at St. Lawrence Catholic Cemetery following the Mass.
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