Barbara Ann Hokans, age 66, of Glendale, passed away unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. She was born on September 20, 1953 in Amherst, Ohio to Donna and Anthony Meyer. Barb is survived by her husband, Rickard Hokans; daughter, Sharon (Brian) Coffey; son, Jeremy Plunkett; grandson, Caelum Coffey; sisters, Patricia Breno, Janet Douglas, and Christine Seles; several nieces and nephews; and many additional beloved family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter Donna Plunkett and her husband Robert Maglio, M.D.
Barb grew up in the Toledo, Ohio area and graduated from Rogers High School in 1971. She deeply enjoyed being a mother to her three children. In Toledo, she worked many years for the Therma Tru Corporation in accounts receivables and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo. She moved to Glendale, Wisconsin in 2005 where she has worked at the Next Act Theatre, volunteered nurturing infants, and volunteered in an elementary school helping children develop their reading skills.
She was a devoted friend and she cared deeply about her family. Barb was a passionate bibliophile and enjoyed her book club. She loved to laugh, take care of others, spend time with friends and family, take walks, learn, create, talk with everyone, and travel.
The family received relatives and friends on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at the funeral home from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the Celebration of Life Service at 4:00 P.M.
Memorials in lieu of flowers were directed to Barbara’s favorite charities.
Rick and Barb were regular attendees at our reunions.