Barbara R. Kendall, 77, of Hayward passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at her home.
Barbara Rose was born Oct. 4, 1936 in Dixmoor, Ill., the daughter of Nicholas and Sophie (Zablocki) Dorazio. Barbara’s family moved to Hayward in 1943 where they operated Arrow Resort on the Chippewa Flowage. Barb worked on the resort with her family, then graduated from Hayward High School. On Oct. 9, 1954, Barb was joined in marriage to Jack C. Kendall at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hayward. Barb was a busy homemaker, raising her seven children and was a member of Hayward Area Homemakers and served as a 4H leader. Once the children were older Barb started work as an aide for children with special needs. She started with the Sawyer County Special Education Program at the Bass Lake School and then worked at Hayward Elementary School for 21 years. Barb also worked for the Hayward Hospital. Barb was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church as a CCD teacher and altar society member. She also delivered communion to the nursing homes. She enjoyed traveling, swimming at the Round Lake beach, flower and vegetable gardening, canning vegetables, braiding rugs, taking pictures, going to garage sales and bird watching. She enjoyed spending time with friends and her family and truly loved family parties and gatherings.
Barb is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jack; seven children, Jacquelyn (Julie) Kendall of Milwaukee, Brenda Kendall of Oak Creek, Terry Cramer of Racine, Michael (Cindy) Kendall of Evansville, Ind., Tina (Joe) Coyle of Phillips, Nick (Lynda) Kendall of Hayward, Peter (Cindy) Kendall of Hayward; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, David (Nancy) Dorazio of Hayward; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Frances Smith; and brother, Leonard Dorazio.
A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. with Father Philip Juza officiating.
Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Hayward Regional Hospice, 15910W Company Lake Road, Hayward, WI 54843.
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