Barbara Anna (Pangerl) Rosburg Goor, passed away on Friday, March, 19, 2021 at Cherrywood Advance Living in Andover, MN. She was 88 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, March 26, 2021 at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham with Fr. Don Wagner officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 4:00-7:00 pm on Thursday, March 25th at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham with a ROSARY SERVICE at 6:30pm on Thursday and again from 10:30-11:00 am on Friday at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Truman, Minnesota at a later date.
MEMORIALS are preferred in lieu of flowers to either the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic church or a worthy charity of your choice.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations, FACE MASKS are REQUIRED at the services for Barbara. Being aware of the need to keep social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will help protect everyone.
Barbara Anna (Pangerl) Rosburg Goor, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Friday, March 19, 2021, at the Cherrywood Advance Living in Andover. She was 88 years old.
Barbara was born October 22, 1932, to Henry Emanuel Pangerl, Sr. and Mary Theresa (Shilha) Pangerl in Royalton Township, Pine County, MN. She grew up on a farm seven miles west of Pine City on Brunswick Road. She attended school at Hay Creek, Grasston, and Braham, MN.
Barb was baptized October 30, 1932, and confirmed June 27, 1950, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Pine City, MN. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Braham, MN. She was a church trustee and President of the women’s council.
Barb was a charter member of the Women of the Moose Lodge of Braham, MN. She was 1st Senior Regent and Deputy Grand Regent in the International Moose for the State of MN.
Barb was employed in Braham, MN at the Park Café where she met her first husband Bud Rosburg and Severson’s Hardware; in Truman, MN at Paul’s Super Value; in Cambridge, MN at Olson Super Value, Christ the King Catholic Church, Peoples Café, and Memorial Hospital; and in Ramsey, MN at Digital Tool Manufacturing.
Barb was united in marriage to Royden (Bud) Rosburg on January 24, 1951. They made their home west of Braham, MN. Later they moved to Truman, MN where Bud passed away in a car accident on July 27, 1962. He left behind three sons and three daughters from this marriage.
Barb was united in marriage to Donald Goor on November 19, 1966. Joining this family was Donald’s son and daughter. They lived in Anoka, MN and later moved to a farm west of Braham, MN. Donald passed away February 26, 1991.
Barb enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, bowling, dancing, quilting, embroidering dish towels, and watching the MN Twins, Vikings, Wild, Timberwolves, and the high school basketball tournaments.
Most important to Barb were her eight children, 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. They all were very special to her.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents; son Dwight Goor of Ramsey; daughter Nancy Gutzmer of Anoka; grandson, Todd Gutzmer of Minneapolis; great-grandsons, Michael Webinger and Wesley Delger both of Minneapolis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Emanuel (Margaret) Pangerl of Milaca, Delores (Charlie) Downing of Braham, Leonard (Doris) Pangerl of Pine City, Henry Jr. Pangerl of Pine City, Bertha (Vern) Whiting of Proctor, Amelia (Leo) Wanous of Vancouver, WA.
Also preceding Barb in death were Bud’s sisters and brothers-in-law, LuElla (DeForrest) Ryder of Cambridge, William (Bernice) Rosburg of Truman, Kenneth Rosburg of Braham, Ardith Rosburg of SD, Esther (Elmer) Erickson of Braham, Fredrick (Marilyn) Rosburg of Foristell, MO, Ruth (Larry Pangerl) Nelson of Braham, and Joyce Rosburg of Andover; a niece and nephew.
Also preceding Barb in death were Donald’s sisters and brothers-in-law, Darlene (Bob) Whiting, Bobby (Bev) Goor, Kenneth (June) Goor, Howard Goor, Marian (Orville) Brudelie, Vivian Kelly, and Violet Goor; and nieces.
She is survived by children, Connie (Dan) Roslansky of Burnsville, Verna Goor (daughter-in-law) of Ramsey, Gene (Kandee) Rosburg of Superior, WI, Diann Rosburg of Andover, Carol (Tim) Dahlberg of Ogilvie, Randy (Cindy) Rosburg of Somerset, WI, Warren Rosburg of Mora, and Wendy Urie of New Richmond, WI;
16 grandchildren, Mike Goor of Ramsey, Mark (Sheena) Goor of Princeton, Angie Bowerman of Minneapolis, Steve Gutzmer of Woodbury, Tami (Erik) Ahlberg of Singapore, Jon (Amy) Roslansky of River Falls, WI, Jeff Rosburg of Superior, WI, Katee (Lee) Sims of Superior, WI, Celeste Colby of New Brighton, Jackie (Tony Fritsche) Dahlberg of Pine City, Cindy (John) Thrippleton of Braham, Debi (Kelly) Sweaney-Dahlberg of Junction City, OR, Ashley (Eric) Voge of Maple Grove, Luke Rosburg of Gilbert, AZ, and Anna (Leo) Bjorsen of Young America;
29 great-grandchildren, Ryan Goor, Riley Goor, Jasmine Wismer, McKayla Bowerman, Norah Gutzmer, Arlo Gutzmer, Kjerstin Ahlberg, Andrew Ahlberg, Lukas Ahlberg, Royden Roslansky, Finn Roslansky, Margaret Sims, Alice Sims, Bert Sims, Baby Girl Sims, Paige Laurin, Colby Moore, Katie Dahlberg, Will (Bree) Thrippleton, Elizabeth Thrippleton, Lucy Thrippleton, Abby Thrippleton, Drew Dahlberg, Sean Dahlberg, Mildred Sweaney, Ren Sweaney, and Everson Voge;
1 great-great-granddaughter Anna Thrippleton.
Barb is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Pangerl of Bovey, Lloyd Nelson of Devils Lake, ND, Louis (Dee) Rosburg of Andover, Betty (Rosburg) Ufer of St. Peter, Judy Goor of Coon Rapids, and Clair Kelly of Lucan, and many nieces and nephews.
Eulogy: Grandma Goor
By: Granddaughter Ashley Voge
I’m honored to be standing here today. Barbara requesting that I deliver the eulogy on behalf of her family is a perfect example of how loving and inclusive she was. You see, I’m Barbara’s granddaughter, Ashley Voge. A granddaughter not by blood, but by heart…
For a woman so small in stature, Grandma Barb had the biggest heart with endless love to give. If you’ve had a chance to read her obituary, you’ll get a glimpse of the many people Barbara has loved and who have loved her throughout her lifetime. And the number of people who have traveled here or are streaming the service today is further proof of the lasting impact she’s had on each and every one of us.
It didn’t matter if you were connected by blood, marriage, friendship, work or church, once you were part of Barbara’s circle, she’d love you unconditionally – regardless of how much you tested her patience by wreaking havoc on the family farm, or how far away you moved, and she’d love you even if you didn’t organize the holiday meal on the kitchen counter in precisely the order she preferred.
The love and commitment Barbara had for her two husbands, eight children, 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild is evident in the many memories family and friends have shared over the past week.
There were so many commonalities in the stories I’ve read, heard and experienced personally, and while I cannot cover them all today, I will share some of the highlights…
-So many mentioned that Barbara always put her family first. And was strong in the face of difficult circumstances, including the loss of her husbands, Royden Rosburg and Donald Goor.
-She had faith in God and was committed to her church … praying for her loved ones daily.
-Whether with her children, nieces and nephews, or grandchildren, she never passed up a chance to run and play.
-She was a classy little lady – who loved her Lincoln Town Car – but wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Kathleen Goor described Barbara as an “elegant lady” who married into a frenzied “earthy” Goor clan.
-Her home was always a place of carefree fun, at least once the work was done. Gene Rosburg shared memories of his siblings spending summers at the farm with the Whiting kids. Tami Ahlberg shared fond memories of the eldest grandchildren spending a week on the farm with grandma and grandpa – with adventures including everything from climbing the windmill to getting muddy and inevitably ripping clothes that grandma could surely stich back together.
-Barbara’s legs may have been short, but that mama could move. Diann Rosburg mentioned that her mother was always on a mission … and growing up, the Rosburg siblings would literally have to run to keep up with her brisk walk.
-Barbara loved to make homemade gifts – like quilts, hand-embroidered towels or tasty baked treats.
-Barbara was always present for important life events — arriving early to grad parties, holidays and weddings … with her sleeves rolled up ready to help however she could.
-A bit of brandy always gave her the giggles – or in the case of Katee and Lee Sims’ wedding rehearsal dinner … the courage to play wrestle with the groom.
-Anna Bjorsen shared a memory of walking into her dad, Warren Rosburg’s, house and Grandma Barb was clicking her tongue to the beat of polka music while she happily danced around the kitchen.
-Some recall Barbara scolding her adult children for stealing dessert early – her sons were the main culprits, since her daughters like to follow process and order just like her … But in the sons’ defense, she was an impeccable baker, so it’s understandable that they couldn’t wait.
-Barbara loved to travel. She was always up for an adventure by plane, train or automobile –
Whether helping a grandchild move to a new city or joining her daughters on a roundtrip to a fun destination or long overdue visit with family, the endless hours in transit were never quiet, as Barbara loved to pass the time talking about everything under the sun… and many of those seemingly simple conversations and funny little travel mishaps along the way are what her grandchildren, children and family friends will remember and cherish most. I’ll never forget spending time at the lake or visiting Mexico and Disney World with my Uncle Randy, Aunt Cindy and Grandma Goor.
-Barbara enjoyed watching all types of sports, especially baseball, whether in the stands or from the comfort of her couch. And watching her grandchildren run, wrestle or cheerlead was better than any major league event.
-There were many mentions of the joy she gained tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. When it came time to leave her home in Ham Lake, Barbara didn’t want to lose all the flowers she’d nurtured for years – many of which were irises. Gene said he offered to take a few bushels of iris bulbs, which turned into him receiving a “literal truck load” – and now irises line Gene and Kandee’s property in northern Wisconsin… May the sight of those blooms be a colorful reminder of Barbara.
-Gene also mentioned that Barbara was the last of a great generation of Pangerl children. And while she may not be on earth, I’m confident she’s rejoined the Pangerls in heaven.
While Barbara is no longer physically here with us, it’s clear from the stories shared by so many, that the memories she made with each and every one of us will live on. Not only in our minds, but in our hearts, guiding the way that we provide unconditional love to our families — our siblings, cousins, children, grandchildren and close friends. May we all take a page from Barbara’s book and always put family first … never lose that playful spirit … take time to stop and smell the flowers … never pass up the opportunity to go on an adventure … polka in the kitchen like nobody’s watching … and never underestimate the impact of the love you give to others … because charisma and kindness will live on long after you’re gone.
Grandma Barb: We love you. We’ll miss you. But we can find comfort knowing you’re at peace and reunited with those who have left this earth before you. God bless you and everyone you’ve loved over the past 88 years…