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Barbara Jane Willman

March 25, 1937 — February 27, 2022

Barbara Jane Willman

Barbara Jane Willman
Merrill, Michigan

Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at Schnepp Senior Care & Rehab Center, with her family at her side; at the age of 84 years.

The daughter of the late Glen and Persus (Burwash) Rigg, Barbara was born on March 25, 1937 in Saginaw County, Michigan. She graduated from Merrill High School with the class of 1955. Barbara married her high school sweetheart, Elmer Wayne Willman on April 21, 1956; he survives her. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Barbara worked in home sales for several years. She was a good bowler, Barbara enjoyed gardening her flowers, baking and canning. Above all, Barbara cherished the time spent and caring for her family.

Surviving besides her husband of 64 years, Elmer Wayne Willman; are their children: Annette (Dave) Berger, Kimberly Rose; grandchildren: Chad Richnak, Jaime (Kristian) Schroder, Jonathan Berger, Daniel Berger, Nicholas Berger, Scott Rose; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Besides her parents; Barbara was preceded in death by her daughter: Deborah Willman-Richnak, her brother: Ralph Rigg; and her sister: Evelyn Rigg LaFrance.

Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church, 17927 Dice Road, Hemlock, Michigan 48626. Rev. Paul Hauser will officiate with burial to follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may visit the family from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the church. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Zion Lutheran Church.
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