Barbara J. Youpel age 83, of Rochester, IN, passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023 in Stillwater Hospice Home of Fort Wayne, IN.
Barbara was born to George M. and Laverne Francis (Blake) Werntz on September 12, 1939 in Chicago, IL. Barbara was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She graduated from St. Aquinas High School and went on to take some Nursing classes at Little Company of Mary Hospital. She worked as a medical and legal secretary. She married Harold A. Youpel on August 23, 1985 and he preceded her in death on August 14, 2015.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Nancy Riddle of Winnetka, IL and her children: Jack and Sarah Riddle; her son, Tom (Haj) Herbert of Oak Park, IL and his children: Cyrus and Leo Herbert; along with her nieces: Barb; Mary; Sandy; and Laverne.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, George and Laverne Werntz; her husband, Harold Youpel; her sister, Nancy Popham; her brother-in-law, Gerald Popham; and her nephew, Jerry Popham.
Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. at St. Michael Catholic Church (612 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, IN 46563).
Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. at St. Michael Catholic Church (612 N. Walnut St., Plymouth, IN 46563) with Father Keeton Lockwood presiding.
Burial will follow in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery (Plymouth, IN).
Memorial donations may be made to Marshall County Humane Society (11165 13th Road, Plymouth, IN 46563).
Thank you to all our friends and community for your support during this difficult time.
Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home is honored to be providing the services in celebrating the life of Barbara and wish to express our deepest condolences to the Youpel family.
Friends are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at: www.deatonclemensfh.com