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Barbara Harsche Gower
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1921
Morton County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 2003
Burleigh County
North Dakota, USA

Barbara Gower, 81, Bismarck, died Feb. 26, 2003, at her home. Services will be held at noon Monday at Church of St. Anne, Bismarck, with the Rev. Edwin Wehner officiating. Burial will be in St. Philomena Cemetery, Selfridge.

Barbara was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Flasher, the daughter of Henry and Bergetta (Klein) Harsche. She was raised and educated on the family homestead south of Shields, along the Cannonball River. She attended school through the eighth grade in rural one-room schools. As a young girl, she came to Bismarck and later went to Portland, Ore. She met Jack Gower in Portland, and they were married. Barbara returned to Bismarck in 1963, and made Bismarck her home. She worked as a cook and waitress for many years in schools and restaurants.

Her joy in life was spending precious time with her grandchildren. Barbara loved being outdoors, and in her younger years enjoyed being with animals, especially horses. She loved to grow tulips, even after her disability she would still go out every spring and dig in her flower garden. She loved to go shopping at Kmart and Wal-Mart and ride the electric carts, heading for the crafts department.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Anton; and one sister, Anna.

Excerpt from The Bismarck Tribune (ND) - Saturday, March 1, 2003
Family links: 
  Henry Harsche (1898 - 1994)
  Bergetta Klein Harsche (1899 - 1976)
  Jack Gower (1951 - 2015)*
  Barbara Harsche Gower (1921 - 2003)
  Magdalene Harsche Davis (1923 - 2016)*
  Rose Harsche Basart (1924 - 2016)*
  Emmanuel Harsche (1926 - 2005)*
  Anna T Harsche (1928 - 1977)*
  Helena Rose Harsche Loeb (1930 - 2015)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Her headstone cannot be found in the cemetery. (Sep 15 2013)
Saint Philomena Cemetery
Sioux County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: KPS
Record added: Feb 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84326310


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