Barbara Walish

Barbara Mary (Kohl) Walish, age 78, of Green Valley, Ariz., was welcomed into heaven to be with the Lord on Jan. 29, 2020, after a long struggle with cancer.    

The daughter of Edward and Veronica (Veit) Kohl, Barb was born in Appleton, Wis., where she attended St. Joseph’s Grade School and one year of high school.

Her family moved to Canoga Park, Calif., where she was a member of the first graduating class of Grover Cleveland High School.  

After graduation, her family moved back to Elkhart Lake, Wis., and Barbara attended Alverno College in Wauwatosa, Wis.  Barb and Tom, her ever loving husband of 56 years, raised their children in Port Washington and relocated to Grafton. They retired in Green Valley, Ariz.

Barb leaves behind her husband Tom; children Sandy (Rich) Sanders, Sharon (Joe) Volkmann, Susan (Troy) Murphy, Edward (Amy) Walish and Michael Walish; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley (James) Laurie.



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