Barbara J. Gesch (nee Beck), age 66, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016 surrounded by her family at the Kathy Hospice of West Bend. She was born on November 16, 1949 to Roland and Audrey (nee Eldridge) Beck. She fully embraced her role as a grandmother and a sister. She loved her crafts, gardening and taking trips with her girlfriends.
Barbara is survived by her fiancé Gary Darmody; children Jinene (Zach Fischer) Renzelman, Martin August Russell Gesch IV (Alyse Delie); grandsons Cale, Cadon and Corben Renzelman; siblings Patty Jung, Kathy (Mark) Wilterdink, Jennifer (Ervin) Westphal, Linda (Marvin) Rate. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Russell F. Beck.
A Funeral Service will be at 5:00PM on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend) with Pastor Luke Emrich presiding. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 2:00PM until the time of the service.
A special thank you to the staff of Kathy Hospice of West Bend.