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Barbara Solberg

August 13, 2013
Estherville News

RINGSTED - Funeral services for Barbara Solberg, 76, of Ringsted will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in Ringsted with Pastor Suzanne Wobig officiating. Interment will be at Ringsted Memorial Cemetery, Ringsted. Barbara passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville,

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Ringsted

Barbara Jean (Wiseman) Solberg, the daughter of LaRue and Kathryn (Bosold) Wiseman, was born Aug. 5, 1937, in rural Ringsted.

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Barbara Solberg

She received her education in the Ringsted schools, graduating from Ringsted High School.

On Dec. 21, 1957, she was united in marriage to Orlin Solberg in Sioux Falls, S.D. The couple made their home in Ringsted. Barbara was the City Librarian from 1969 - 2004. She served on the Election Board and also was a past Cub Scout Den Mother.

For hobbies, Barbara enjoyed reading, card club, gardening, genealogy and flowers.

Left to cherish Barbara's memory is her husband, Orlin; children Debra (Kerry) Gibson of Ames, Iowa; David (Carol) Solberg of Ringsted; Diane (Jake) Janowak of Minneapolis, Minn.; six grandchildren, Kate and Sam Gibson; Kyle and Kelsey Solberg; Jack and Madelyn Janowak; sister, Janice (Dale) Anderson of Estherville; and brother-in-law, Jim Guffey of Albert Lea, Minn.

Preceding Barbara in death are her parents; sister, Joanne Guffey and an infant brother.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Emmet County Relay for Life, Avera Holy Family Hospice or the donor's choice.

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