Barbara J. Weis-Peterson

May 7, 1958 - May 7, 1958

Barbara J. Weis-Peterson, 61, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Augusta, passed away suddenly while at work in Eau Claire on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

Barbara Jean, daughter of Lloyd and Joan (Stolzman) Weis was born May 7, 1958, in Marshfield. Barb lived all her life in Wisconsin and eventually moved to Butternut where she attended middle and high school. In her senior year, the family moved to Augusta where she graduated from Augusta High School in 1976. Following her graduation, she attended Chippewa Valley Technical College and received her degree in accounting.

In 1980, Barb was united in marriage to Robert “Squeak” Potts and to this union their four children were born. She later married Neil Austin and they spent 15 years together raising the children. In 2005, she married Dan Peterson and they laid their roots in Eau Claire and eventually moved to Chippewa Falls.

Barb had worked for H & R Block as well as on the line at Bush Brothers Canning Company in Augusta for several years and then for United Health Group in Eau Claire. For over the past year, she had worked on the assembly line for Fastenal in Eau Claire.

Barb enjoyed her friendships she made over the years, especially through her ABATE Motorcycle involvement. She loved riding cycles, cooking and was a very loving grandmother. Barb adored her grandchildren and enjoyed spending as much time as she could with them. Life will not be the same without her beautiful smile and infectious laugh.

Barb will be dearly missed by her four children: daughters: Melissa and Jayson Kaeding of Augusta, Marcie and Jason Wincse of Augusta, Sara and Nick Heike of Eau Claire; son, Andrew Potts of Chippewa Falls; seven grandchildren: Alexis and Aleah Kaeding, Samantha and Colton Wincse, Beckett Heike, Noah and Peyton Potts; and Trenton Marion, who Barb loved as her own grandchild; her mother, Joan Weis of Butternut; three sisters: Diana and Doug Rein of Glidden, Kathy Follis of Washburn, Darlene and Don Pemble of Mercer; two brothers: Gary and Marge Weis of Butternut, Steve and Deanna Weis of Wausau; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Barb was preceded in death by her father Lloyd; and brothers, Michael and David Weis.

Visitations were held on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta and the United Methodist Church in Augusta. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the church with burial in the West Lawn Cemetery in Augusta.

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