Barbara Anne Roth Hill
June 3, 1934 — March 22, 2020
Barbara Anne Roth Hill, 85, was called to Heaven and died peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2020. After battling kidney disease for many years, Barb is finally at rest. She was a loving wife for 64 years to Charlie “Chas” Hill, wonderful mother to Steve and Lori Hill, Sheryl and Keith Brunette, and Sarah and Bob Geisthardt, devoted “Grandma” to Stephen, Matty and Coley, Nick and Kena, Jackie and Jereme, Jon and Ally, Mikey and Hope, Steph, and Anna, and loving ‘Grandma Grandma’ to Max, Maya, Brody, Emi, Liam, Eva, Allie, Ryan, Charlie, Tommy, Madeline, Henry and Calvin.
Besides husband Charlie, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, Barbara is survived by brother Charlie Roth and Anna, and sisters-in-law Margaret ‘Peggy’ Simons and Karen Lee as well as beloved and special nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents, Silas Martin Roth and Sarah Eleanor Moore Roth; mother-in-law and father-in-law Mildred and Neal Hill; brothers Martin and wife Ardis, John and wife Bonita, Sam and wife Romelle, and Paul A. Roth; sister Rosemary Hadrath and husband Sterling “Bud” Hadrath; sister-in law Dorothy Frutiger and husband Richard Frutiger; and brother-in-law Richard Simons.
Barbara was born in Mauston on June 3, 1934, where she attended and graduated from Mauston High School. Upon graduation, Barbara went to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where she earned her degree in education and later her master’s in special education. Barb was a dedicated Warhawk! Barb taught in the Edgerton, Mauston, Whitewater and Waukesha school districts and was a dedicated teacher for many years before retiring. She was also an active member of the Whitewater Jaycettes and was even elected state president of the Wisconsin Jaycettes.
Barb loved entertaining guests and family with delicious meals and activities such as the yearly game dinner and annual Easter egg hunt. Later, nearing retirement, Barb and Charlie bought, remodeled and rebuilt a lovely cottage on Wheeler Lake in Lakewood, Wisconsin. They made sure there was plenty of room for their ever-growing family, since the family was at the center of Barbara and Charlie’s lives. Upon retirement, Barb and Charlie traveled the 3 1/2 hours to Lakewood countless weekends as well as attending family sporting events and various family activities in between.
“Grandma Grandma” put family first and was happiest when her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were around!
She was the organizer and the center of many, many family gatherings and events through the years. She was the glue in our family and will be greatly missed.
Our family would like to thank DaVita Dialysis Center in Waukesha, Brookfield Rehabilitation Center and Summit Woods Senior Housing for their kind and loving care of Barbara. A celebration of Barbara’s life will take place at a later date, yet to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Barb’s memory are appreciated to the family to be designated to a charity at a later time.