Obituary: Barbara Alice (Bowe) Daubner

January 5, 1939 ~ May 23, 2022

Barbara Alice Daubner, 83, of Ellison Bay, died Monday, May 23, 2022 at Abbotsford Health Care Facility after a long battle with dementia.

She was born January 5, 1939 in Chilton, daughter of the late Jerome and Alice (Lorenz) Bowe. Barbara graduated from Chilton High School with the Class of 1957. While vacationing in Door County over the Fourth of July, she met Wallace Joseph Daubner and the two went for ice cream. On June 27, 1959, the couple was united in marriage at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton. Barbara worked as a waitress at Clayton’s Door Stop. She also worked as a secretary for Hammersmith’s TV and then as a bank teller for Bay Lake Bank. They are devoted Catholics and are members of Stella Maris Catholic Parish – Sister Bay site, where she served on the Altar Society and was a Faith Formation teacher. Barbara loved being in her vegetable garden, deer hunting and fishing, children, praying the Rosary daily, traveling with Wally, and playing sheepshead. She was always there to offer a hand to anyone in need and was known to many for her hard work.

Barbara will be missed by her loving husband of 62 years, Wally; children, Teresa (David) Ochsenbauer, Brian Daubner, Brenda Zarth, Julie (Dan) Dozer, and Nathan (Jennifer) Daubner; 16 grandchildren, Brianna, Joe, Joe, Jessica, Gabe, Rachael, Johnathon, Catherine, Nathaniel, Josephine, Nicholas, Julia, Elizabeth, Simeon, Samuel, and RoseMarie; four great-grandchildren, Stephen, William, Juniper, and Alanah; siblings, Leonard (Mary) Bowe, Dennis (Linda) Bowe, and Beatrice (Dean) Pingel; sisters-in-law, Florence Hanson, Shirley Bowe, and Pat Young; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Jeff Zarth; grandsons, Benjamin and Elikiam; granddaughter, Josephine; great-grandchild, Carter; siblings, Donald, Kenneth, David, Marilynn (Harvey), Marlene (Danny), and twin sister, Beverly (Donald); and brother-in-law, Robert Hanson.

A Mass of Christian Burial to honor Barbara’s life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Stella Maris Parish – Sister Bay site at 10:00 a.m. She will be laid to rest in the St. Rosalia Cemetery in Sister Bay.

Family and friends may visit at the church from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Barbara’s name to Pro-Life Wisconsin or The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.

The family would like to thank the staff at Memorial Medical Center in Ashland, Abbotsford Heath Care Facility, and Hope Hospice for their care and compassion.

Casperson Funeral Home of Sister Bay is assisting the Daubner family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Barbara may be shared with family through her tribute page at