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Barbara Raml

Jan 15, 1950 - Apr 08, 2024


Barbara Ann (Schwanke) Raml, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend sadly passed away on April 8th, 2024 at the age of 74. Born on January 15th, 1950 to Marvin and Ann Schwanke, Barb brought a beautiful light to this world. She was married to Daniel Raml in 1970 and together they created a life and family they were immensely proud of. Barb set about raising her daughters Jody (Chad) Solberg and Vicky (Jeff) Glider with unwavering love, support, and her ever present wit and good humor. Barb’s kindness and love was spread to her granddaughters, Hayley and Melanie. She was always there; helping and watching them grow into two wonderful young women. She also had a special place in her heart for her step-grandson, Braydon.
Barb was the type of person who truly was interested in how you were doing. She listened. She was the type of person who told those she loved how much she loved them. She never left a phone call or a family gathering or a tuck into bed go without those three little words, “I love you.” And what’s more – she meant them.
Barb worked hard for many years at Thomas Industries in Sheboygan, but she also loved to play. Her and Dan traveled and spent the long cold Wisconsin winters in Texas. Barb loved to be warm. They were avid golfers and campers – making many friends and memories through those activities. Barb was also a gambler. She took monthly casino trips with her daughter, played Bingo, and single handedly kept the WI Gaming Commission in business with her love of scratch-offs. Barb loved music and listening to the “oldies”. She filled the house with music and instilled in her daughters and granddaughters a deep respect for the good old days of music. Very dear to her heart were her animal companions – her dogs Abby and Chloe and her cat Squeaks. All the animals knew she was the person to go to for treats, table scraps, and belly scratches. Barb also enjoyed cheering on the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Bucks – but boy did she let them have it when they lost.
Barb is loved and survived by her above mentioned daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. She will be missed by her cousin Jenny Rogers, in-laws Diane and Steve Krepsky, Debbie and Mike Bartzen, and Dennis Raml. Aunt Barb also has numerous nieces and a nephew who will remember her smile, good humor, dry wit, and warm heart.
Barb was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Dan. Barb had a strong belief in angels and in Heaven. She knew Dan would be there waiting for her. We know that they are together again watching over us, rooting for us, and loving us.
A visitation will be held for Barb on Wednesday, April 17th, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th Street in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. A memorial service will follow from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a family/friend luncheon served at Riverdale Country Club. Any/all donations in her memory will be split evenly between St. Jude’s and the Humane Society – two of Barb’s favorite causes.


Date: Wednesday Apr 17, 2024
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Funeral Service

Date: Wednesday Apr 17, 2024
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Gloria Klein

So sad to hear of Barb's passing. We were classmates and friends in high school. Spent many weekends together going to the dances at the Armory. May she rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

Renee Lederer

Once, in a pond, under the lily pads, there lived a water beetle in a community of water beetles. They live a simple life with few disturbances. Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of their fellow beetles would climb the stem of the lily pad and would not be seen again. They knew when this happened; their friend was gone forever. Then, one day, one little beetle felt an irresistible urge to climb up that stem. However, she was determined she would not leave forever. She would come back and tell her friends and family what she found at the top. When she reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the surface of the lily pad, she was so tired, and the sun was so warm, she decided she must take a nap. As she slept, her body changed and when she woke up, she had turned into a beautiful blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body designed for flying. So, fly she did! And, as she soared she saw the beauty of a whole new world and a far superior way of life to what she had ever known existed. Then she remembered her beetle friends and family and how they thought she was gone forever. She wanted to go back to tell them that she was now more alive than she had been before she left. Her life had not ended, but changed. But, her new body would not go down into the water. She could not get back to tell her friends and family the good news. Then she understood that their time would come, when they too would know what she now knew. So, she raised her wings and flew off into her joyous new life!