Barbara Ann (Stenberg) Walker


Barbara Ann (Stenberg) Walker, 93, of Hart, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Mercy Health – Mercy Campus, in Muskegon. She is now with her spirit in the sky. Barb was born July 23, 1925 in Muskegon, the daughter of Leonard and Mary Helen Stenberg.

Barb graduated from Holton High School, but had very fond memories of her years at Bunker Elementary School in Muskegon.

Barb really loved her view from her deck on Hart Lake while listening to Neil Diamond and sipping a Manhattan. She had a beautiful lust for life with a humorous outlook that all ages valued.

Barb was a restaurant owner of Walker’s Fine Dining for 32 years. She was a real estate agent for years, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Her talents were many, but she shined bright at cooking, painting, gardening and knitting.

Barb is survived by her only living sibling, Ardis Liddle of Muskegon; children, Beverly (Johnny) McDonald of Texas, Karolyn (Eric Helmkamp) Walker of Hart, William D. (Stevie Kinstner) Walker III of Shelby and Janet Veine of Pentwater; son-in-law, Mark Babinec; grandchildren, Matthew (Paula) Stovall of Texas, Melissa Stovall of Muskegon, Nikki (Brett) Walser of Texas, Anna (Mark) Wassa of Grand Traverse County, Ben (Nikki) Babinec of Byron Center, Lindsay (Jay) Franz of Ludington, LeAnna (David Noble) Walker of Shelby, Adrianna Walker of Grand Rapids, Brock (Cullen Newstead) Buozis of Grand Rapids, Drew Buozis of Grand Rapids and Jacob Veine of Pentwater; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; her three cats with big personalities, Lola, Coco and Big Boy; and her special friend, Facebook.

Barb was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Babinec; brothers, Clyde, Carl and Chuck Stenberg; and sister, Mary Jane Curry, all of Muskegon.

Barb left this world a very beloved lady by all who ever met her. She was one tough Swede.

A luncheon will be in celebration of Barb’s life at 3 p.m. Monday, June 10, at Dunes Express Inn (formerly Comfort Inn) 2248 N. Comfort Dr., Hart.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.