|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1934|
|Death: ||Jul. 5, 2006|
Barbara "Bobbi" Brown, 72, Pipestone, died Wednesday, July 5, 2006 while under hospice care at her daughter's home in Slayton.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8 at Grace Life Church, Marshall with Rev. Bernie Wing officiating.
Casket bearers were Michael Brown, Andy, Paul, Matt and Josh Burch and Wayne Dykstra.
Interment was in the Holland Cemetery, Holland.
Barbara "Bobbi" Joan Brown was born to Walter and Hazel (Buffington) Buchholz on June 18, 1934 in Holland where she was raised and attended elementary school. She continued her education in Pipestone. After she graduated from Pipestone High School in 1953 she became employed at the telephone company in Pipestone. She also worked at several grocery stores.
In October 1956 she began working at Lange's Café in Pipestone. She continued to work there until May 1959 then she moved to Texas. While living there, Bobbi was employed at the NCO Club at Fort Hood.
She married Ralph Brown on April 19, 1960. Following their marriage they lived in Germany for three years and then for 1 1/2 years in Fort Myer, Va., while her husband was serving in the U.S. Army. In 1966, she moved back to Pipestone and in 1971 she returned to Lange's Café as a cook. She continued to work ther until May 2005 when she retired due to her failing eyesight.
In the fall of 2005, Bobbi was diagnosed as having cancer.
She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Holland for many years, where she taught Sunday school. She was currently active in the Grace Life Church in Marshall. She was also a Girl Scout leader.
She is survived by her three children, Cindy (Andy) Burch, Slayton; Deb (Wayne) Dykstra, Pipestone and Michael (Shari) Brown, Marshall; three grandsons; one great-grandson; and one brother, Lee Buchholz, Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Audrey Martin and Shirley Rieck and one brother, Harold "Bud" Buchholz.
(Hartquist Funeral Home,
Walter Adolph Buchholz (1892 - 1958)
Hazel Elsie Buffington - Raph Buchholz (1900 - 1978)
Audrey A Buchholz Martin (1926 - 1989)*
Barbara Joan Buchholz Brown (1934 - 2006)
Created by: Paul Everett
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
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