Barbara Wieneke

Barbara Wieneke

Brookings resident Barbara Wieneke passed away June 7, 2021 at the amazing age of 100 years. She was born April 10, 1921 in Newark, New Jersey to Adolph and Sophia (Ellinger) Hartung. Barbara married April 17, 1941 in Michigan to John R. Wieneke who preceded her in death. They had two children.

Barbara was an Executive Secretary during her working years, and after retirement found many things to occupy her time.

She volunteered at the Humane Society Thrift Store, The Garden Club and The Capella. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a season ticketholder for the Chetco Pelican Players. She was an avid reader, loved her cats, enjoyed writing letters, playing scrabble, and hosting theme luncheons. Her table settings won ribbons at the Curry County Fair.  

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband John, son Jeffrey, and son-in-law Steve Rodke. She is survived by her daughter Patricia. No public services are planned. Donations in her memory may be made to the organization of your choice.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Coastal Home Health & Hospice, Barbara’s caregivers, and volunteers.

Submitted by Redwood Memorial Chapel

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