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Andra Winkelman Barr

Andra Winkelman Barr, 76, of Farmington Hills, Michigan, died on 11 April 2021.

The Funeral was a private family graveside service on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 at 12:30 PM .

Rabbi Mark Miller officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Andra Winkelman Barr was born in Detroit, MI on April 1, 1945 and died on April 11, 2021.

As a teenager, Andra attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen where she danced and played the piano and created wonderful memories that lasted a lifetime. She graduated from Mumford HS in 1963, and then from Michigan State University. Andra earned her Master’s degree in education from Marygrove College and spent her professional career teaching children with special needs, tutoring, and performing educational testing and evaluation. Andra had an affinity for learners who needed extra attention and care and took great pride in her successes with her students.

Andra was a good cook and baker and delighted in trying new recipes and partaking in delicious meals. She enjoyed getting dressed up to attend classical music concerts and the theater and took special pleasure in festive gatherings with family and friends. Andra relished visits with her family; conversations with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews were a highlight. Andra loved to laugh and was able to find humor in life even when she faced health challenges towards the end of her days.

Andra was preceded in death by her parents Stanley and Peggy Winkelman and is survived by her siblings; Margi (the late Donald) Epstein and Roger (Linda) Winkelman; her children; Alan (Christy) Barr, Pamela (Jeffrey) Silk, and Tracey Barr; loving husband and partner of 28 years Bruce Soble; and her grandchildren Sean Barr, JJ and Ava Silk.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 25 people inside and 50 at graveside.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Andra Winkelman Barr may do so by making a contribution to:

Interlochen Center for the Arts
Attn: Philanthropy Office
P.O. Box 199
Interlochen, Mi 49643
Click to Visit Charity Website

Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network
6555 West Maple
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Click to Visit Charity Website