Barbara Jean (Frick) Van Es

Born: Mon., Aug. 15, 1938
Died: Sat., Jun. 15, 2019


3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Sat., Jun. 22, 2019
Location: New Apostolic Church

Funeral Service

5:00 PM Sat., Jun. 22, 2019
Location: New Apostolic Church

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Barbara J. Van Es

August 15, 1938 – June 15, 2019

Barbara Jean Van Es, 80, of South Bend died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, June 15th at Sanctuary at Holy Cross following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Van Es was born August 15, 1938 in South Bend to the late Margaret (Longnecker) and Lawrence H. Frick, Sr. and was a lifetime area resident. She was also preceded by her brothers, Lawrence Frick, Jr. and Robert D. Frick. On August 12, 1956 in South Bend as Barbara J. Frick she married Richard J. Van Es who survives. Also surviving are her children, Tammy Patrick of Portland, OR and Richard J. Van Es, Jr. (Mary) of Granger; and four grandchildren, Colin and Haley Van Es and Ben and Thomas Patrick.

Barbara worked as a Real Estate Broker and retired from Prudential Realty. She dedicated her life to her family and her faith. Barbara passed on her lifelong love of learning, cooking, baking, reading and music to her children and grandchildren.

Funeral services for Barbara will be held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22nd at New Apostolic Church, 5602 S. Ironwood Dr. with Reverend Kerry Hab officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church beginning at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be made to the church. Welsheimer Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Family and friends may leave email condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the following organization:

New Apostolic Church
5602 S. Ironwood Dr, South Bend, IN, 46614

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Celeste Frick Houghton
   Posted Wed June 19, 2019
We were so sorry to hear of Barbs passing. She was always so much fun and very wise as well. We will be sending our love and prayers to you.
Sharon, Make and Celeste.