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Mary E. “Bette” Barrett


Tue, Jun 4th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Mary E. “Bette” Barrett, age 85, of Harmony, MN died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, June 5, at 11:00 am at the Nativity Catholic Church in Harmony with Fr. James VonTobel S.J. officiating. Interment will follow at St. Ligouri Cemetery, rural Preston, MN. Friends may call from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday at Lindstrom Funeral Home in Harmony.



Bette was born May 4, 1928 on the family farm in Carimona Township, Fillmore County, the daughter of J. Clifford and Mary (O’Connor) Gossman. She graduated from Preston High School in 1946. She worked in Patient Registration at Methodist Hospital in Rochester where she met her future husband Everett “Don” Barrett. They were married on November 20, 1947 in South Bend, Indiana They first lived in South Bend, Indiana and then in rural Preston for a short time. In the early 1950s they moved to Harmony where they spent the rest of their lives. In February 2013, Betty moved to Traditions Assisted Living in Preston, MN.



Bette was a long time member of Nativity Catholic Church, volunteer EMT, enjoyed watching football on tv, going to “The Boat”, playing Gin Rummy and going dancing with Don. Her family was very important to her and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.



Bette is survived by ten children: Bill Barrett, Jim Barrett, Pat (Vinson) Mathison, Trudy Barrett (daughter-in-law), Rosie (Larry) Scrabeck, Peggy Barrett, Kathy (John) Heibel, Jackie (Kip) Johnson, Don (Julie) Barrett, Dave Barrett (Vicky Broughton) and Sandy (Steve) Ristau; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; four siblings: Alice Pott, Bob Gossman, Franny Thene and Vince (Joyce) Gossman; two sister-in-laws: Eleanor Gossman and Marty Gossman; a brother-in-law: Bill Verdick; her husband’s sisters: Shirley Crosby, Rosemary Hesser, Nadine Huston. Bette is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Everett Donald Barrett; a son, John E. Barrett Sr.; a daughter-in-law, Marlys Barrett; three brothers and 4 sisters.

Anita Emma Runge

Fri, May 24th, 2013
Posted in Harmony Obituaries

Anita Emma Runge left this world to be with her brothers and sisters in heaven on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Harmony Healthcare, Harmony, Minn. where she had been a resident for many years. Anita was born on September 15, 1919 to Carl and Louis ..... 
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Anita Emma Runge

Tue, May 21st, 2013
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Anita Emma Runge left this world to be with her brothers and sisters in heaven on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Harmony Healthcare, where she had been a resident for many years. Her funeral will be Friday, May 24th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's (Big Spring ..... 
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Wayne A. Hovey

Fri, Apr 19th, 2013
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Wayne A. Hovey, age 84, of Harmony, Minnesota died Friday morning, April 12, 2013 at his home in Harmony. Wayne was born May 5, 1928 on the family farm in York Township, Fillmore County Minnesota to Knute and Martha (Lietz) Hovey. On June 14, 1 ..... 
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Harry Arthur Manning

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
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Harry Arthur Manning Harry Arthur Manning passed away on March 28, 2013; this thoughtful and loving man is sorely missed by his family and friends. Age 72, Harry died at the Zablocki V.A. Medical Center in Milwaukee due to complications related t ..... 
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Margaret “Peg” Hansen

Fri, Apr 5th, 2013
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Margaret “Peg” Hansen Margaret Hansen, age 88 of Harmony, Minnesota died Sunday, March 31, 2013 at the Lighthouse of Columbia Heights Assisted Living in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Margaret was born April 20, 1924 at Preston, Minnesota to C ..... 
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Marguerite J. Lange

Wed, Mar 27th, 2013
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Marguerite J. Lange, age 90, of Harmony, MN died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Harmony Health Care in Harmony. Marguerite was born September 16, 1922 at Ridgeway, Iowa to John and Ethel (Makepeace) Hovey. She graduated from Ridgeway High School wi ..... 
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Judy Johnson

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
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Judy Johnson, 70, of Harmony, MN passed away on March 16, 2013 from complications with Alzheimer’s Disease at the Sunrise Cottages in Rochester, MN. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenfield Lutheran C ..... 
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Opal Viola Lubrecht

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
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Opal Viola Lubrecht, 88, of Harmony, Minn. died peacefully after a short illness on Monday, March 4, 2013 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. Opal was born on November 16, 1924 in York Township, Fillmore County, Minnesota, the daughter of ..... 
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