Barbara Tinker

Obituary of Barbara Joan Tinker

Barbara J. Tinker, age 87, of Columbiaville died July 5, 2019 at home with her loving family beside her.   

Barbara was born August 20, 1931 in Royal Oak, Michigan to the late Harold and Cassie Haupt [Groezinger].  She later married Charles William Tinker on January 12, 1980.  Barbara enjoyed gardening, but most of all she loved spending time with all her grandchildren.  She was a member of the Lapeer Eagles Club.

Barbara is survived by her husband Charles, children: Dean (Kathy) Van Wagnen, Duane (Sally) Gallagher, Barbara Nass, Lyle (Jeanette) Gallagher, Judy (Larry) Kavanagh, siblings: Sally, Margie, Gene, Donna, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Karen, and sister Janice.   

Cremation has taken place, and graveside burial of cremains will take place 11:00 AM on July 20, 2019 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lapeer, with a luncheon to follow at the Elks in Lapeer.  Arrangements entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville.

Memorial contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Share memories, condolences, and pictures online with the family at

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