Life Story / Obituary
Barbara Lynn Koran passed away Saturday, November 4, 2023. She was born in Racine, Wisconsin on October 16th 1945, to John L. and Gladys (Nee: Friedrichs) Koran.
Barbara was educated in the Racine school system where she later taught for 37 years at Jerstad-Agerholm Elementary, Giese Elementary, and McKinley Middle School. She received her Bachor’s Degree in Upper Elementary Education from UW Oshkosh and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Lewis University.
Barbara was a lifelong member of Atonement Lutheran Church; her faith was very important to her.
Survivors include her sister, Valeria (Clois) Shook; sisters-in-law, Susan Koran and Diane Koran; nephews and nieces, James Koran, Steven (Melissa) Koran, Julie Koran, Juvanda Anderson, Durane Shook; great nieces and great nephews, Karrica Anderson, Kyle, Eric and Christina Koran, Jakob, Madeline, and Abigail Koran; Godchildren, Nancy Sorensen, Steve Koran, and L. Dugan Nichols. She also considered her former students as a part of her extended family. She loved learning about them and was proud of their accomplishments. There are also many close friends she included in her family circle and loved dearly. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and brother Richard Koran.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the funeral home, Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 11 am. with Reverend Justin Kierzek officiating. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service 10 – 11 am.
Private interment will be held at Graceland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Barbara in a special way may direct memorials to her church or one’s favorite charity.
Barbara would like to thank those at The Villa at Lincoln Park who cared for her during her time there, as well as those friends and relatives that kept her in their thoughts.