Barbara Caroline Vesel
Barbara Caroline Vesel, 86, of Hibbing, MN, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, following a brief illness.
She was born on July 19, 1933, to Archie and Sally (Hamnes) Beel. After graduating from Hibbing High School in 1951, she married Henry Vesel on August 20, 1951. Together they had 4 children. This began her lifelong career as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker. Barbara also worked as a fire tower attendant for the Minnesota DNR in the 1970’s.
Barbara loved spending time with her siblings, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She had an open-door policy, the coffee was always hot, and the snacks were always on the table.
Barbara enjoyed playing cards and board games, doing Sudoku/crossword puzzles, throwing horseshoes, bowling, camping, hunting, fishing, and archery. She was a dedicated race fan, always cheering on her sons, grandson, and nephews from the stands. She also loved to follow her children’s, grandchildren’s, and great-grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Henry; and sisters, Joan Trenberth and Jean Brown.
Barbara is survived by her children, Steve (Cindy) Vesel, David (Laurie) Vesel, Bryan (Kris) Vesel and Jenny (Scott) Samarzja; grandchildren, Derek (Steph) Vesel, Bryanne (Bill) Fredette, Shawn (Heather) Vesel, Jesse (Michelle) Vesel, Kaitlyn Vesel, Brett Vesel, and Riley, Wyatt, Avery, and Nolan Samarzja; great-grandchildren, Kylee, Jordan, Allie, Dylan, Owen, and Nora; her siblings, Beatrice (Marvin) Adams, Fred (Maureen) Beel, Nancy (Doyle Birdsall) Bednar; brother-in-law, Danny Brown; sister-in-law and lifelong friend, Betty Vesel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Barbara will be 1:00 pm, Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing. The Rev. Steve Tomberlin will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home on Monday. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing. Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.
The family would like to express gratitude to the caring staff at Fairview Hospice and Recover Health for the excellent, compassionate care they showed to Barbara. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Fairview Hospice.
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