OBITUARY

Barbara J. Bigelow

September 8, 1931January 20, 2021
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Barbara Bigelow, age 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. She was preceded in death by her daughters June Pullen and Joy Spencer. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Daniel Bigelow; children Dent (Marcia) Bigelow, Dave (Beth) Bigelow, Doug (Cathy) Bigelow, Don (Carol) Bigelow, Dawn (Joe) Stanton, Dinah (Carl) Smits; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Barb was a devout Christian who loved her role as mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker. She and Daniel spent many summers camping at Wabasis Lake and always welcomed the grandchildren to spend time with them. There were also many trips up north to the cabin where they perfected the art of making maple syrup. She always made sure the tradition of reading the Christmas story with the grandchildren happened each year. Although she was not an avid golfer, she took up the sport because Daniel was a golfer.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Calvary Church of Wayland, 304 S. Main St., Wayland, MI 49348, with visitation from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service. The family request that COVID guidelines are followed and mask are worn at all times. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Hospice (https://emmanuelhospice.org/donate/). The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresbyron.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 25, 2021

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Denny and Karrie McLenithan

January 26, 2021

Dear Dan and Family,

We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Barb. Denny and Dan knew each other from work. I met Barb only last year when the police retirees got together for lunch. She was a gracious and quiet lady, but managed to laugh and smile at the many conversations at the table. Raising a family of eight children is a tribute of love reserved for a few special people, like Barb and Dan.

Sending our deepest sympathy to Dan and his loving family.

Don Bigelow

January 25, 2021

Uncle Dan and family,

We were very sorry to hear of Aunt Barb's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and that we offer our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.

Don and Monnie Bigelow & family

Stacy Zetty

January 25, 2021

Until I see You again Beautiful Lady!

Thomas Rinkevich

January 24, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to DAN and Family

William and Connie Stroh

January 24, 2021

Dave, Beth and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May God give you comfort and peace during this difficult time~

Fred and Margaret Laskowski

January 24, 2021

Dear Family
We got acquainted with Barb at family dinners at Doug & Cathy's home. She had this beautiful smile and was always so friendly and easy to visit with. The 3 most important things in life, Family, Love and Faith, truly are a description of hers. Our deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss.
Fred and Margaret Laskowski

Kim Chapin

January 24, 2021

I can't remember a time that Barb was not a part of my life. Barb and Dan were there for all of my family's milestones as we were there for theirs. My thoughts and prayers are with Dan and family.
Kim

PENNY BULLERMAN

January 23, 2021

Uncle Danny and Family

I am so so sorry to hear about Aunt Barb, she was always full of life and ambitious and always had the biggest smile on her face, that made you instantly smile right back. She was an incredible lady and I am really going to miss her.
Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
My love to all

Penny and Marc

Melinda Wieringa

January 23, 2021

Deepest sympathy and prayers
Mae Visser

Rose Maxim

January 22, 2021

Uncle Danny and Family

Our hearts and prayers are with you. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. I remember the trapshooting tournaments that my Mom & Dad, Aunt Barb & Uncle Danny, and Aunt Mary & Uncle Pat would go to. The six of them always had such good times together in Mason and Vandalia. And of course, what Bigelow could ever forget the hunting adventures growing up. Later on Randy would always see Aunt Barb & Uncle Danny at Grand Buick when they brought their car in. They always made it a point to find him while they were there. So many cherished memories. We are keeping you in our thoughts and send everyone our love.

Randy & Rose

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