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Barbara J. Crave

BERGLAND, Mich. - Barbara J. Crave, 79, of Bergland, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1943, in Iron Mountain, a daughter of Glen and Libby Ernst.

On Jan. 2, 1965, Barbara married Michael E. Crave at St. Jude Catholic Church in Beloit, Wisconsin.

She retired from Beloit Corporation in 1999.

Barbara was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Bergland, and previously St. Peter's Catholic Church in South Beloit, Illinois.

She was very involved in the church and the Lake Gogebic Senior Center. Her family thanks those special friends for their friendship and assistance.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Michael; two daughters, Wendy (Mark) Alland and Carrie Enderle; two sisters, Beverly (James) Burczyk, Franklin, Wisconsin, and Bonnie (Louis) Pody, Beloit; four grandchildren, Megan (Matthew) Boschi, Matthew Alland, Ross (Candela) Enderle and Jason Enderle; and two great-grandchildren, Elyse and Bryce Boschi. Additionally, she is survived by numerous nieces and great-nieces, other relatives and close friends.

She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Douglas Enderle.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. EST, preceded by visitation at 10 a.m. EST, at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 401 Elm St., in Bergland, with the Rev. Michael Jacobus, celebrant.

Expressions of affection in a charitable contribution in Barbara's memory are suggested in lieu of flowers to St. Ann's Catholic Church, c/o St. Jude Parish, P.O. Box 427, White Pine, MI 49971, or to the Lake Gogebic Senior Center, P.O. Box 361, Bergland, MI 49910.

Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield, is assisting the family with arrangements. To send online condolences or to share a memory please go to