Barbara Brickheimer

Barbara Rose Brickheimer, 88, died May 3, 2022, at Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City, S.D.

Barb was born to Alois and Susan Fechter in Wisconsin on Dec. 4, 1933.

She grew up in Wisconsin, worked at Tecumseh Products and later ran the Crazy 8 Tavern near Saukville, Wis.

Barb married Harvey Large Jr. in 1956. They had one son, Harvey Large III.

Barb married Don Brickheimer in 1978. They moved to Hermosa, S.D., in 1981.

Barb loved living in the Black Hills. She remained a loyal Green Bay Packers fan her whole life. Barb enjoyed her garden and especially her flower beds. Barb raised sheep, chickens and turkeys. They also had Hereford cattle. Barb always liked visits from friends and family.

Barb and Don spent several winters in Texas and Arizona after retirement.

Barb is survived by six stepchildren and many nieces and nephews, all in Wisconsin.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, stepmom Rose Fechter, her husband Don (who died in 2020), her first husband Harvey Large Jr. and son Harvey Large III (both died in 1975). Barb was also preceded in death by brothers Al, Robert and George and sisters Marie, Margaret and Rosemary.

A memorial service is planned for June 18, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D.



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