Barbara Gibson Froemming entered peacefully into eternal life on May 12 at the age of 88.
Born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. Daughter of Florence and Alva Gibson, sister of Patricia Gibson Stockdale. Graduated from UW-Madison, where she met her beloved late husband Jack. Settled in Bayside and raised sons John and Jim (Middy). Adored and revered by her six grandchildren Emily, Isabel, Ella, Lukas, Annie (Brian Marcks) and Laura (Brady Hauser); and five great grandchildren.
Barbara served the Lord and others throughout her long career and retirement. Taught Home Economics, mainly at Glen Hills Middle School for 25 years. Served on the national Board of Kappa Delta Sorority for nine years, then on the Board of its local alumnae group raising money for groups helping children such as Ronald McDonald, the MACC Fund, and Meta House. Former President of the Swedish-American Historical Society of Wisconsin. Coordinated Fox Point Lutheran Church’s Kitchen Angels holding receptions for funerals, facilitated the Church’s Women’s Club, and oversaw its delightful annual Christmas Cookie Exchange. Grew showed and shared award-winning dahlias.
A celebration of her exemplary life will be held at Fox Point Lutheran Church, 7510 North Santa Monica, Fox Point, Wisconsin on Monday, May 23: visitation 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM, service 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PM, reception 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Meta House of Milwaukee, Fox Point Lutheran Church, the Kappa Delta Foundation-Barbara Gibson Froemming Graduate Scholarship, or the Swedish-American Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Published by Legacy on May 13, 2022.
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