Barbara J. DeLaMatter (1944-2013)

Barbara J. DeLaMatter, age 68, a resident of Kenosha, died Tuesday February 12, 2013 at her residence.

Barbara was born in Kenosha WI to Wayne and Vera M. (Morroway) Veale. She was educated in the schools of Kenosha graduating from Bradford High School, and in October of 1962 she was united in marriage with Theodore E. DeLaMatter. They would later divorce. Barbara enjoyed her work as a preschool teacher and was employed at several child development facilities throughout her career. She was employed by the Urban League and was also employed by All Saints Catholic Cemetery. She loved spending time with family and was especially proud of her grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by one son Rick DeLaMatter of Pewaukee and one daughter Diana (Don) Billings of New Braunfels, TX; seven grandchildren Chere, Ashley, Kara, James, Reyna, Nathan and Michelle and one great grandchild, Noah. She is also survived by one brother Bill (Deborah) Veale of Marshall MI, one sister Joan L. Copen of Kenosha and four nieces Gina Copen, Richelle (Joe) Macewicz, Leona Veale and Alexandrea Veale.

Preceding Barbara in death were her parents.

A memorial service will be held on Friday February 15, 2013 at 7:00PM at New Hope Church (6127-Green Bay Rd. Suite 101). Visitation with the family will be held on Friday at the church from 6:00PM until 7:00PM.  In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.

Thought for Barbara J. DeLaMatter (1944-2013)

  • Pamela DeVuyst says:

    was one of my best friends and I love her ike if she were my mom. I will miss her greatly. If you guys need anything please let me know.
    Love you,

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