|(Friday - March 05,
2021) - Barbara Ann Kowalski, age 84, of Niagara, passed away on
Wednesday, March 3, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital.
was born February 5, 1937, in Niagara, daughter of the late Fred and
Buella (Whaley) Petersen. She was a lifelong resident of Niagara and
graduated from Niagara High School, class of 1955. She married Robert
Kowalski on July 3, 1955, in Niagara. Barbara worked at Maryhill Manor
in her earlier years as a nurse's aide and was a member of St. Anthony
Catholic Church in Niagara.
Barb enjoyed baking, making cookies
at Christmas time, and distributing her baked goods to many friends in
the area. She loved collecting cookbooks and trying new recipes which
she would then share with her many friends. She loved planting a garden,
canning, and was an avid reader, having read thousands of books. Barb
would also collect pop can tops and donate them to area fundraisers. She
will be missed by her family and many friends. They will always remember
her visiting and her gift to socialize.
Survivors include her
loving husband of 65 years, Robert Kowalski; three sons, Michael
(Audrey) Kowalski of Florida, Steven (Felicia) Kowalski of Ohio and John
(Angela) Kowalski of Quinessec; two daughters, Buffy (Patrick) Kelly of
Niagara, and Kris (Steve) McGrath of Sherwood, Wisconsin; and many
grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
addition to her parents, Barb was preceded by one brother, Alan Gerald
In accordance with Barb's wishes, private family
services will be held.
You may leave a condolence or tribute for
Barb's family online at:
The family has chosen the Jacobs
Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Niagara Chapel, to honor Barb's
legacy of life.