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Barbara R. Springstubbe

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Barbara Ruth Springstubbe, 93, of Waters, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

She was born on August 21, 1927, in Clarkston, MI, to Stewart and Ruth Liebler.

She was passionate about her years of work in Michigan and Arizona as a licensed practical nurse.

Barbara was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clare Procter Springstubbe, with whom she shared a happy marriage for 63 wonderful years, and raised three children; Constance Rosheck, Michael Springstubbe, and Carol Kenison. In addition to her children, Barbara is survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Barbara will forever be missed and remembered for her caring nature, deep love for her husband and family, and her zest for life. She always found the positive in situations and was there with love and support for her family and friends.

A private family service will be held at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI.

For those who would like to send condolences, donations may be made to the Otsego County Animal Shelter, at 256 Fairview Rd., Gaylord, MI 49735, in Barbara’s name, as she was an avid animal lover.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

8 comments on “Barbara R. Springstubbe”

  1. I have no way to, put into words how I feel about the loss of Grandma. Both she and Grandpa had a great influence on the person I am today. A lot of bumps and bruises but the good qualities help to surface and instill the family awareness around me shaping my way through life. I’m great-full for the time spent as I recovered and being trapped by COVID-19. She never judged me and my calmness with old stories of life in general and possibilities of the future. I always tried to make sure when I and any grandkids talk and called, that she not only made our day but smiles on our faces. I’ll have a peaceful thought of them every day in every morning over a cup of coffee. You’re in my thoughts and prayers, love Tommy

    • Deanna Rosheck

      I love you grandma gg, I will never forget our talks and I will never forget the summers I came to visit. I will never forget when we made spaghetti or baked cookies together. Give my love to great-grandpa too, love your great-granddaughter, Deanna

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    • I was a classmate of Connie’s and have fond memories of Barbara and the Springstubbe family growing up on 28 Mile Road in Washington, Michigan. Barbara was a friendly and generous soul and I have vivid memories of her treating us to homemade hot chocolate (with a marshmallow on top!) after a day of sledding and skating on Otto’s pond. Blessings to the family at this time.

      • I love you grandma! Thank you for all of the summer adventures with Steph, life lessons, and of course our delicious picnic lunches!

        • I will always cherish the memories we have made throughout the years. I will hold onto the memories of us doing puzzles together during the winter. I will remember how you taught me how to be a better cook, and us being adventurous with our recipes. I will forever love and miss you. I know you went to a good place and are being comforted by family. I also know that you will be forever watching from above on our family; trying to guide us through our hard times as well as good times. This is not goodbye, but a see you later = ).

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