Barbara “Barbie” Jean Stevens, 56 of Eau Claire passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

She was born on January 21, 1962 in Mondovi to Archie and Carol (Larson) Erickson. She graduated from Mondovi High School in 1980. Barbie was married to Larry Stevens on Febuary 14, 1995 and to this union was born a wonderful, loving daughter Larame. She was the light of Barbie’s life.

Barbie enjoyed living life to the fullest. Especially her job at Dove Healthcare West. She made many friends with her infectious laugh and kind heart.

Barbie will be deeply missed by her daughter Larame Carol Stevens of Eau Claire; fiancé JR Swenstad of Eau Claire; mother Carol Erickson of Eleva; brothers: Michael (Dobber) Erickson of Whitehall and Mark (Cathy) Erickson of DeForest; sisters: Sue (Roger) Leirmo of Mondovi, JoAnn (Chad) Franz of Mondovi, Mary Krueger of Eau Claire. She is further survived by her beloved pets Randi and Kitty, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Barbie was preceded in death by her husband Larry, father Archie and grandparents.

Family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Dove Healthcare West.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Smith Funeral Chapel (2222 London Road, Eau Claire) on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00. Family and friends are encouraged to wear Green Bay Packer apparel in memory of Barbie. Online condolences may be left at


  1. I am deeply saddened by the news of Barbs passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family . My sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences. She will be truly missed:(

  2. My heartfelt condolences to all of Barbie’s family and loved ones. She was such a beautiful, vibrant gal and will be missed by so many! So very thankful to have gotten to know her. I’ll cherish those memories forever.

  3. Sending my condolences to the entire family. Very sorry to hear of Barbies passing. Laramie, I know you will miss your mother very much. Just know she is no longer suffering and be grateful that she is at peace. JR, you have many friends to help you get through this difficult time. Lean on them as much as you need to. To all the Erickson’s, keep the wonderful memories of your sister and daughter always tucked away safely in your hearts.
    My sympathies,
    Bob Krueger

  4. I see that smile in Barb’s photo and that is how I remember her. Always smiling and laughing. I will miss her. She had a kind soul.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I was very sad when I saw this. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

  6. JR and Larame-
    You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Barbie! I have very fond memories of her when I worked with her at The Junction. She was a wonderful, sweet lady and always made me laugh. So Sorry for your loss.

  7. We are so sad to here this. May you rest in piece Barbie, until we meet again. Sending hugs Jr……

  8. My condolences go out to the family. Barbie always had a smile everyday! She will truly be missed by all. God Bless…..

  9. My deepest condolences and prayers to Barb’s family (Daughter Larame, Mother Carol, Siblings Mike, Sue, JoAnn, Mary, Mark) and her fiance’ JR. I am deeply saddened to hear that Barb is gone. I grew up with Barb, she was my loving cousin. She was the littlest one we called Peanut. She had that infectious laugh even way back when. Good night sweet princess. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Now you are home. I send you with love.

  10. JR and Larame, & Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and forever. Barbie was my special friend and I really miss her, my heart is broken. We always got together for our birthdays seeing they are 1 day apart. Please let us know if we can help in anyway. Until we meet again my friend, love and hugs! Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  11. We loved our cousin, Barb. She was always so kind and friendly to everyone. May God be with her family and fiancée in the days ahead. With Our Love and Prayers.

  12. So sorry of the loss of your daugther, mother, and sister you will miss her dearly. Cherish all those memories you had together. She will live on forever in your hearts. To all the family members you have our deepest sympathy.

  13. Please accept my condolences to the family for your sadness. Soon, the pain and suffering of losing our loved ones in death will be removed forever. (Revelation 21:3, 4; Psalm 83:18) ( May your loved one rest peacefully.

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