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Barb Ellingboe

Barb Ellingboe, age 61, of Kandiyohi, died Saturday evening, June 9, at Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter or the Rice Health Foundation. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home, www.petersonbrothers.com.

Barbara Ann Ellingboe was born February 25, 1957, in Harvey, Illinois, to Robert and Jeanne (Estes) Hawes. She grew up in Homewood, Illinois and spent her summers on Green Lake. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College. On December 6, 1984, Barb married Steven B. Ellingboe in Milbank, South Dakota and they made their home in Kandiyohi. Barb worked as a Russian translator and later in office work, most recently at Designed Environments in Willmar. Barb was active in volunteering and loved reading mysteries.

Barb is survived by her husband, Steve; her best friend and chosen sister, Margo (and Mark); beloved cousin, Jill (and Win); brother-in-law, Larry; her nieces, nephews, and cousins; her Green Lake family; and the GAC girls.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Susan.

Thank you to Rice Hospice, Bethesda Grand 1 South staff, and Gayle Seefeldt for their care of Barb.


JUN 15. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Calvary Lutheran Church

302 Olena Avenue SE

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


JUN 15. 11:00 AM

Calvary Lutheran Church

302 Olena Avenue SE

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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Darlene Bratberg lit a candle in memory of Barb Ellingboe

Darlene Bratberg - June 11 at 10:39 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Steve I am so sorry for you loss. I know Ginger thought the world of Barb and you. I wish I could have met Barb. Know that I am keeping you in my prayers. your old northside friend Janet Dokken

Janet Dokken - June 12 at 12:28 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Fields of Europe for Spring was purchased for the family of Barb Ellingboe.

June 14 at 12:42 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Bill Vogel Vogel Wood Products purchased the White (Large) Sympathy Vase Arrangement for the family of Barb Ellingboe.

Bill Vogel Vogel Wood Products - June 14 at 03:26 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM