Barbara J. Klauber
Barbara Jo (Branson) Klauber, 55, went home to be with her Lord on January 4, 2014. She died unexpectedly in her sleep, at her home in Grayslake, Illinois. Barb, and her twin brother Bob, were born on November 2, 1958, in Oconto, Wisconsin, to Donald and Bonnie Branson. Barb grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1977 where she was proud to sing with Memorial’s Madrigal Choir. Four years later she graduated from UW-Whitewater with a degree in Finance. With her degree she became one of the first female stock brokers in Eau Claire. Barb also lived and worked in Madison where she met Martin Klauber. Marty and Barb were united in marriage in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on May 30, 1987. Barb worked in finance until the joyful births of their daughter, Bonnie Jo, and son, William Martin. She then made her home and family her priority, in Grayslake, Illinois. Faith and family meant so much to Barb. Each and every holiday was celebrated together. It was so important to her to celebrate these traditions with her entire family. She loved her Lord and continually sought to learn and grow in her faith. Barb is survived by her husband Marty; daughter, Bonnie; son, Billy; her mother, Bonnie (George) Branson-Stone of Eau Claire; twin brother Bob (Jane) Branson of Hudson; sisters, Susan Stein (Todd Krueger), and Ruth (Ray) Nyland, all of Eau Claire. She will also be deeply missed by her loving nieces, nephews and cousins, including Johanna, Rachel and Dan Stein, Ben (Janet), Sarah and Davy Branson, Anna and Bobby Nyland. She is also survived by her husband Marty’s extended family. Barb was preceded in death by her father, Donald C. Branson and grandparents. Services for Barb will be held at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road in Grayslake, Illinois, on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with the service following. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire at a later date. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit http://www.strangfuneral.org/. We love you so much Barb. May you find peace in the Garden, for you are His own.