Carolyn M. Barton
Carolyn Marie (Leu) Barton
passed away on Sunday, August 30, at the age of 75, after a courageous battle
with a rare bone marrow disorder. She was born on December 26, 1944, in Fond du
Lac, WI, to Walter and Lillian (Groeschl) Leu.
Carolyn met her Prince
Charming, Clair Royal Barton while working as a carhop at the famed Beer Hut
drive-in. They were married on September 4, 1965, at St. Louis Church. Together,
they built three homes while raising two children. Carolyn loved laughing with family,
cooking with butter, and waking up to coffee with cream. She also enjoyed
decorating her home, gardening, canning, playing cribbage, deer hunting, sturgeon
spearing, watching birds in her yard, and a daily popsicle.
Carolyn is survived by her
husband, Clair; son Doug (Kate) Barton; daughter Kathy (Doug) Adler; and five
grandkids, Hanna (Mason) and Maddie Barton, and Devon, Kyle, and Ben Adler; her
siblings, Mary Ann Leu of Fond du Lac, Tom (Lois) Leu of Fond du Lac, Jim
(Peggy) Leu of Kiel, Patty (Jim) Hansel of Hancock; and many other beloved relatives
and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Marlene,
Kathleen, Darlene, and Susie; and her stillborn granddaughter Jenna.
A private celebration for
the immediate family will take place on Friday, September 4, 2020, on what
would have been their 55th wedding anniversary. Due to Covid-19, a larger
celebration of life will be held next year on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Mark
your calendars and buy the “Morgen” David on sale.
In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be directed to the National Alliance on Mental Illness at
nami.org or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at lls.org.
Guestbook and tribute wall
may be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com.