Barbara “Barb” J. Medford, 63, previously of Foster, died at residence on Sunday March 14, 2021.
Barb, daughter of Richard “Dick” and Sylvia (Peuse) Schumacher, was born on Could 9, 1957 in Eau Claire, WI. She grew up on the household farm in Fall Creek and attended faculty in Fall Creek. She was lively in 4-H, particularly displaying cattle, and was happier working within the barn than in the home. After highschool, Barb attended CVTC and earned an LPN diploma, whereas working for the Gary Erickson Dairy.
She met Dr. Robert “Bob” Medford, they usually had been married in Eau Claire, WI on September 29, 1984, after getting back from a summer season touring in a small Nomad trailer and tenting from the Grand Canyon to the Canadian Rockies. They’ve spent virtually 37 years of affection collectively, discovering pleasure in working collectively, doing on a regular basis issues and of their inside jokes. As newlyweds they moved to Greenwood, WI and opened a veterinary apply with Barb taking good care of the workplace work. Their two kids, Jacob and Laurie, had been born earlier than the household moved to Foster, the place Bob joined the Eau Claire Animal Hospital. Barb has remained very busy taking care of the youngsters and their small farm. In 2000, Dr Bob resumed his solo apply and Barb was promoted to being a enterprise proprietor as an alternative of paying (one in all their inner jokes). As a enterprise proprietor, she has at all times made certain issues run easily and frolicked speaking with dairy farmers who’ve change into extra of household than prospects. The kids’s purchasers and academics at all times seemed ahead to their field of Christmas sweet that Barb gave yearly. Yearly, she learns from a number of farming households that their sweet packing containers mysteriously disappear between the barn and the home.
Barb seemed ahead to gardening flowers and mowing the garden every summer season together with her trusty push mower, stating that she would get a using mower when she bought older. Barb was environment friendly at getting the job executed, whether or not on the farm, at church, or at Eau Claire County 4-H. She served because the poultry superintendent for the EC Co. Jr. Truthful, and was concerned within the Reminiscence Backyard Undertaking on the EC Co. Exhibition Middle Barb was the primary to assist out when somebody wanted it. and has at all times been a dependable particular person to ensure initiatives come to fruition. She began her kids in 4-H at a younger age and launched them to a wide range of abilities, from animal care to stitching and meals preservation. Barb has at all times loved searching and fishing, changing into an avid bow hunter for the previous 15 years.
As the youngsters grew, Barb returned to nursing as an LPN at Strum Nursing Residence, the place she seemed ahead to working and visiting sufferers. She had a particular approach with these she cared for, particularly individuals with dementia and previous farmers. Barb drove the van to the nursing residence after stopping work as a nurse, taking sufferers to appointments and social occasions so she might proceed to see these she had come to know. After Bob retired, they moved to Holcombe Lake to reside the dream. Sadly, their time collectively was reduce quick.
Barb is survived by: husband Bob Medford, kids Jacob (Nicole) Medford of Coon Rapids, MN, and Laurie Medford of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; his dad and mom Richard and Sylvia Schumacher of Fall Creek, WI; siblings Patricia Prissel, Jeff (Kristi) Schumacher, Judy (Joe) Rebuffatti and Brenda (Carl) Walby; Aunt Juanita Peuse; and plenty of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and mates.
Barb was predeceased by: her grandparents, Adolph and Delma (Schiefelbein) Peuse, Invoice and Marcella (Michels) Schumacher; his uncles Alan Peuse, Marlow Peuse, Reverend Invoice Schumacher, Ralph Zimmerman; her aunts Dolores Zimmerman, Carole Schumacher; and his brother-in-law John Prissel.
A small household memorial service was held at Saving Graces Lutheran Church on Saturday March 20 with Pastor David Irgens officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations might be made to:
Saving Grace Lutheran Church – Tv Ministry
A fund to assist kids settle into the Eau Claire County 4-H Poultry Undertaking. Checks payable to “Eau Claire Nation 4-H Leaders Affiliation”, write “Barb Medford Memorial” within the memo line and mail to:
Or the charity of your alternative. The household was assisted by Anderson Funeral Residence in Augusta.