Barbara Ann Nordgren 71, of River Falls, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at her home after a battle with cancer. Her sincere concern for others and her loving ways will be greatly missed.
She was born on May 1, 1944, in Owatonna, Minnesota, the daughter of Rodney and Lorraine (Bosshard) Bartle. Early childhood years were spent in Owatonna and later she enjoyed years growing up in Ventura, California. She graduated from Ventura High School in 1962 and later attended Ventura Junior College and Mankato State College.
Barb’s organizational skills led her to work at 3M in St. Paul where she met her husband, Jim. They were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna in 1970. They enjoyed many years together and several transfers with 3M giving them the opportunity to live in St. Louis, MO, Lincoln, NE, and River Falls, WI. These locations always led them to new and lasting friendships which gave great joy to Barb.
Barb again used her people and organizational skills while working for the River Falls School District as a secretary for the Counseling office. People valued her smile, attitude, and discretion, that was shown each day.
Upon retiring, travel, grandchildren, and her home were pleasures she loved and loved sharing with others. Barb was a long-time volunteer and devoted member of Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls, WI.
Barb is survivied by her husband, Jim Nordgren, her son, Tom (Amy) Nordgren grandchildren Connor and Reagan, granddaughters Sara Nordgren and Alison Nordgren, her sister Nancy (Bill) Hanson and brother David (Cathy) Bartle.
Barb is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, step-son Steve and niece Jane Hauschildt.
Celebration of life services for Barb will be at 11:00am, Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Ezekiel Lutheran Church, River Falls, WI. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls. Visitation will be from 4-7pm on Friday at Ezekiel Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls, WI is serving the family.
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