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Barbara Warner, 67, Sun Prairie

Barbara Ann Warner, 67, of Sun Prairie, departed this life Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Saint Mary’s Care Center.

Daughter of Joyce Elaine (Gehri) Stetler and Harry Carl Stetler, Barb was born June 20, 1950, in Mauston. Graduating from Mauston Area High School in 1968, Barbara was a member of the National Honor Society, a state champion clarinetist, a varsity cheerleader and baton twirler. Most importantly, this is where she met Dan; they were married June 7, 1969. Barb attended MATC and worked at the First National Bank, Lange Optometric Clinic, The Wisconsin Cheeseman, General Telephone, Sunshine Publications and Hometown News. Barb was a Water Safety Instructor, and the founder of Warner’s Christmas Trees and Wreathes. All these accomplishments merely supported her real life’s work of building a loving home for her family.

Barb is survived by her husband of 48 years, Dan Warner; children, Angie (Ben) Van Slyke, Alan (Stephanie) Warner and Adam (Sara Davis) Warner; granddaughters, Abigail and Alena Van Slyke; sisters, Linda (Gary) Barrix, and Lori (Eric) Jensen; and many nieces and nephews.

Barb joins her mother, Joyce; father, Harry; and brother, Jim in eternal peace.

Barbie’s adventurous spirit and enthusiasm for life was contagious. She loved her friends and family intensely, completely, and without reservation. Words cannot describe how much we will miss Barb, her smile, and her love.

A funeral service will be held at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 232 Windsor St., Sun Prairie, at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27, with Pastor Shaun Arndt officiating. Burial will follow at Sun Prairie Cemetery in Sun Prairie. A visitation will be held at the church Friday from noon until the time of service. Luncheon will follow the burial back at church.

Cress Funeral and Cremation Services, 1310 Emerald Terrace Sun Prairie is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share memories at