Barbara J. Marty, age 81, of Cascade, passed away on December 7, 2020, at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on March 6, 1939 in Monroe, WI, a daughter to the late Walter and Alice (Goepfert) Etter. She grew up in the Argyle area, graduating from Argyle High School in 1957. After high school, Barbara attended St. Mary’s School of Nursing, Green County Teachers College, and received her teaching degree from Platteville University.
On June 6, 1959, she married Norman J. Marty at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Argyle. They made their home in Monroe and she taught at schools in the Monroe and Argyle area. They eventually moved to Dubuque, IA where they made cheese at Brookside Dairy, but when the factory closed, they moved back to Argyle and farmed for 12 years before settling in Cascade. Barb worked for almost 25 years at Sargento Foods in Plymouth until her retirement.
While the children were growing up, the family enjoyed many camping trips. She loved the 14 coach trips across the U.S. and Canada, and the cruise to Alaska for their 50th wedding anniversary. Norman preceded her in death on December 28, 2016.
Most recently Barb enjoyed her gardens, crafting, bird watching, and was an avid Brewer and Packer fan.
Survivors include: Four children: Monica “Nickie” Marty of Cascade, Michael (Janine) Marty of Baraboo, Patricia (James) Voigt of Greenbush, and Matthew (Zina) Marty of Plymouth; Nine grandchildren: Tyler (Tiffany) Voigt of Raleigh, NC, Jacob (Anna) Voigt of Waldo, Samantha (Cody) Yoder of Bristol, IN, Emily Marty of Plymouth, Zachary Marty of Beloit, Kari (Tony) Capelle of Cascade, Lance Corporal Adam (Savannah) Spradau stationed in NC, Jessica Midgley of Mishawaka, IN, and Lauren Midgley of Baraboo.
She is further survived by: Two great-grandchildren: Olivia and Maribelle; Sister: Frances (Terry) Schultz of Oneida; and Two brothers-in-law: David (Alice) Marty of Mobile, AL and Jerry Wittenwyler of Beloit; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Barb was preceded in death by: Her husband; Parents; Father and mother-in-law; Brother-in-law: Marvin Marty; and Sister-in-law: Joyce Wittenwyler.
Following Barb’s wishes, cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. Inurnment will be in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Barbara’s name.
The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.