Barbara Lucille Jaqua

Tawas, MI.
February 14, 1932 - December 26, 2019

Service Location

Onsted, MI.


A Spring service is planned at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted, MI on May 2, 2020.

Obituary Notice

Age 87, of Oscoda, MI, formerly of Onsted, MI passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital. She was born on February 14, 1932 in­­­­­ Onsted, MI to the late Frank and Carletta (Stover) Johnson. Barbara graduated from Onsted High School in 1950. Upon her marriage to Jacque Jaqua, she followed him to San Antonio, Texas where he served in the Air Force during part of the Korean War. She took pride in raising her family and taking care of their home. Barbara loved to bake, especially cookies, cinnamon rolls and sweets for her grandchildren and passing her culinary skills on to them. She also loved to attend musical gigs that her husband Jacque and her brother-in-law Jerry played with their band. She always enjoyed playing cards with friends and grandchildren. Barbara is survived by her sons, David (Sherrie) Jaqua and Charles (Patty) Jaqua; brother, Frank (Sandy) Johnson, Jr.; grandchildren, Matthew Jaqua, Lucas (Dawn) Jaqua, Ariana Jaqua Heltzel, Bryna (Andrew) Nesberg, Ian Jaqua, Andrew Jaqua and Jacquelyn (Lane) Schwanz, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 step great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jacque D. Jaqua; brother, Edward Johnson; grandson, Joshua Jaqua and great-granddaughter, Kenzie Heltzel. A Spring service is planned at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted, MI on May 2, 2020. Interment will take place in Maple Shade Cemetery in Onsted, MI. You may offer your condolences online at


Maple Shade Cemetery , Onsted, MI.


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