Barbara Watkins, of Aitkin, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was 69 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service.
INURNMENT will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick.
Memorials are preferred to the Aitkin Lions Club (P.O. Box 214 Aitkin, Minnesota 56431)
Barbara “Barb” Watkins, of Aitkin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital. She was 69 years old.
Barb was born on July 21, 1951 in Minneapolis to Roy and Jean (Larson) Strandlund. She had three brothers and grew up in Columbia Heights, MN. In 1970, she met the love of her life, Lee and was married on October 17, 1970. They lived in Mounds View and Coon Rapids until health issues brought on an early retirement in 2010. They moved to their lake home on Cedar Lake in Aitkin, MN where they loved to camp, fish, enjoy the country and watch wildlife out of the windows of their house for 43 years.
Barb enjoyed traveling in their motorhome or 5th wheel to see the United States; West, East, North and South. Visiting the National Parks and seeing the animals in the wild and people you meet always brought smiles to her face.
Barb is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Rob Strandlund.
Barb is survived by her husband Lee of 50 years, sons Jeremy of Andover, Alan (Aimee) of Grand Junction, Colorado; grandchildren Zach, Alison, Nate and Rayna (Chis) Thompson.
The family wishes to extend thanks for the compassionate care given to Barb at Riverwood Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Medical Center and St. Cloud Hospital. At this time, no Memorial Service or burial has been planned due to Covid-19. The family wishes all memorials to be sent to the Aitkin Lions Club where they loved to donate time and effort for the greater good of the community.