Barbara G. Hardewig (nee Brackman) was born on May 26, 1944. She was 3rd of four daughters born to Mr. and Mrs. George and Virginia (nee Schneider) Brackmann. On June 11, 1966, Barb married Francis (Frank) Charles Hardewig, Jr. Barb and Frank have two sons: Erik Francis and Alex Anthony. Erik is married to Fay (nee Kid). Erik has two daughters: Morgan and Maggie. Morgan is married to Graeme Rolfe. They have one son, Tadhg Francis. Barb past on January 4, 2023 from the side effects of having Multiple Sclerosis. Although physical and psychological symptoms began in 1976, Barb was not officially (Medically) diagnosis with this disease until 1993. The M.S. condition was labelled (Chronic Progressive). During this time, Barb and Frank were foster parents to fifteen new borne infants. Barb worked part-time in the Northwest School and Sears and Roebuck Company. Before marrying, Barb was employed with the I.R.S. as a Corporate Tax Examiner.