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Barbara Jean Grotzinger.
Barbara Jean Grotzinger.

Barbara Jean Grotzinger, 61, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Wilmington on May 8, 1954 to Willard Leon Squires and Mary Lee Wilkerson Squires. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Walter Lee Squires and Richard Eugene Squires, and one sister, Shirley Ann Lane.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 6 years, Joseph Henry Grotzinger; son, Brandon Vernon Blizzard; daughter, Shannon Leigh Blizzard-Simmons; seven stepchildren; five grandchildren, Jacob Blizzard, Jonathan Hayes, Seth Blizzard, Jake Blizzard, and Jace Lopez; 11 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Jo Eason (Larry), Annette Christopherson, and Nancy Louise Webster (Bud); and numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.

The family will see friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18 at Natmore Baptist Church, 4189 Natmore Road, Kelly, NC 28448. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation.

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