VIOLA H. BARKER

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Viola Barker, of Mora, passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora.  She was 96 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Mora United Methodist Church.

VISITATION will be held from 9:00-10:00 am on Thursday morning at the Akkkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home and from 10:30-11:00 am at the United Methodist Church in Mora.

PRIVATE INTERMENT will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Clare Living Community of Mora (Attn: Diane Kiel, 110 7th St. N, Mora, MN 55051) or St. Croix Hospice (Attn: Sandy Pavelka, 7200 Hudson Blvd., Ste. 230, Oakdale, MN 55128)

Viola H. Barker passed away at the age of 96 on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the St. Clare Living
Community in Mora, Minnesota.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Stacy Barker, her parents, Fred and Helena Passehl; four sisters, Laverne Debban, Ruth Johnson, Dorothy Sharpe, and Mable Sandquist; two brothers, Virgil, and Fredric Passehl.

Viola is survived by her children, Laren (Margaret) Barker of Garvin, Minnesota; Aune (Aaron) Hardt of Brookfield, Wisconsin; Brian (Starla) Barker of Andover, Minnesota; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

7 guestbook entries for VIOLA H. BARKER

  1. Terry Sandquist August 13, 2016 at 10:27 pm #

    Condolences to all the family, from the Sandquists of Hutchinson.

    Aunt VI was the sweetest! 96 years is a great run. Although it has been years since I have had the pleasure, I can clearly still hear her laugh, and feel her warm hugs… She will be missed.

  2. Nancy Russell (Sandquist) August 14, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

    Aunt Vi was such a remarkable woman! I always told her that she was SO classy and beautiful! She would always laugh and give me a big hug! I still have the little “Humpty Dumpty” chenille stuffed animals that she made in the 50’s for me and Terry. It was always so much fun to visit Vi and Stacy at the farm. Juneau (I think that’s the name) the dog would greet us as we drove up and off we’d go, to play in the yard among the tree’s. Cousin Aune tried to teach Marilyn, Janice, and me how to do the “hula” once. I can’t tell you how much laughter came from her room that day! I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Vi. She will never be forgotten! Now, she’s with her true love: Uncle Stacy. You know they’re happy and dancing together!

  3. Bill and Carolyn Heitkamp August 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    So sorry to hear of Vi’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and did a tremendous job for the Mora basketball team while I was coaching there. Her work behind the scenes was greatly appreciated. We think of Vi every time we make her special Vi Barker brownies, a recipe she shared when our youngest son was born. To this day our sons still ask for her brownies when they come to visit. Now she’s home where she’s meant to be. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

  4. Lois Ruud August 15, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

    So sorry to hear this, I set hair at St. Claires on Tuesday and had the priviledge of setting Vi’s hair almost every week. She was a very kind and gentle lady. She used to tell me about the days she worked at the Motel in Mora with my mom. And I also remember my Mom talking about her. They had a fun time those days. I go to the nursing home tomorrow and it will be very sad not to see her there. She gave me a little teddy bear a couple years ago and it sits in my car where I ‘m reminded of her everytime I get inside. R.I.P. Vi. Blessing to all your family. P.S. I graduated with Laren.

  5. Marie Grundberg August 16, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    My deepest sympathy to Vi’s family for losing such a wonderful lady. Honored to be a part of her celebration of life.

    Marie Grundberg

  6. Linda Oquist August 16, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    I’m sorry to hear of Vi’s passing. She was such a great lady. I enjoyed taking care of her at St. Clare’s. I was amazed at what she went through in WWII when in Hawaii with Stacy. To know someone who experienced Pearl Harbor was special. I had hoped to get up to St. Clare’s again but so sorry I didn’t get there. My condolences to Laren, Aunie and the rest of her family.

  7. Kay (Hancock) Pierson, classmate of Laren. August 18, 2016 at 12:22 am #

    My condolences to Laren, Aunie and families. Its hard to loose someone so dear, but she is at peace now.

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