Barbara Mae (Bassett) Pollei, 83, of Shell Lake, passed away at the Indianhead Medical Center in Shell Lake on April 8, 2014.
She was born September 26, 1930, in Minocqua, to Francis and Marian Bassett. Barbara was married in Minocqua to Gerald E Pollei on December 27, 1952. They raised their family in Fond du Lac, and liked to spend their summers in Minocqua at their cabin on Sunday Lake.
Barbara is survived by her son Richard (Patricia) Pinkall-Pollei of Edgarton; daughter Diana (Frank) Misemer of Fredricksburg, Va.; son Darin (Robyn) Pollei of Shell Lake; son Dane (Lynn) Pollei of Shawnee, Okla. Seven wonderful grandchildren Micah (Jamie), Briar, Frank, Richard, Aurora, Shane and Talon, two beautiful great granddaughters Micahli and Annabelle and all the pets she loved so much.
She was preceded in death by her brother Richard, parents Francis and Marian Bassett and her loving husband Gerald Polleim as well as many other relatives and friends.
She loved to go berry picking in the woods of Minocqua and Shell Lake to make jelly, was an avid reader, gardener and liked to crochet. She loved to cook and make wonderful homemade desserts. She helped out at the Shell Lake School library and loved to read to the students. Her passion is the Washburn County Humane Society and she helped out in many different ways for many years.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in her name to the Washburn County Humane Society or a Humane Society of your choice.