Barbara B. Mattner, 72, died Saturday at Bay Harbor. She was born in South Milwaukee, August 20, 1946, daughter of the late Dolores (Nee: Beck) and Henry Koller Jr.
Barbara was a graduate of South Milwaukee High School. Furthering her education, she graduated from Columbia Nursing School as a Registered Nurse. During her nursing career that spanned 40 years until her retirement in 2007, she worked at St. Mary’s Medical Center, Racine Medical Clinic, and All Saints Hospital. In addition to her nursing work, she volunteered with Hospice Alliance and NAMI .
On June 3, 1994 at DeKoven Chapel, Barbara married Robert O. Mattner. She was a former member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. In her younger years, she marched with the Mariners Drum & Bugle Corps. Always the life of the party, Barbara also enjoyed bowling, gambling and was a faithful Packer, Bucks and Brewer fan. Above all, she was devoted to and cherished time spent with her family.
She will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Bob; her children, Scott (Diane) Ryan of Racine, Jason (Tracy) Ryan of Pewaukee; stepdaughters, Tamara (Tom) Sugent, Cheryl (Dennis) Rosquist; grandchildren, Avery and Peyton Ryan, Joshua and Jordan Wolfe, Corey (Alaina) Kroes, Erin (Ricky) Lee, Jodie Sugent, Katie (Andy) Madisen, Alex (Kaitlin) Sugent; great-grandchildren, Luke, Ben, Cameron, Charlie, Henry, and McKenzie; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Phyllis (Dale) Crawford; special nieces,Jennifer Koller-Evans (Andy), Kimberly Koller; great nephews, March and Thomas; 3 dear cousins, David Koller, Joanne (Gus) Ricca, Weezie (Bill) McClarron; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Henry Koller.
Funeral services services, including a Nightingale service, will be held Sunday, 5 p.m. at Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home, 803 Main St., with Rev. Mark Jones officiating. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until time of service at 5 p.m. In lieu of Flowers, memorials to NAMI have been suggested. Please join the family for a gathering celebrating Barbara’s life immediately following the service.
Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home.