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Barbara D. Berkland 1946-2016

September 20, 2016
Emmetsburg News

Funeral Mass for Barbara Berkland of Emmetsburg was held Monday, Sept. 19, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. Burial was in North St. John's Cemetery near Cylinder.

Barbara Diane, daughter of William and Edna (Petersen) Weir, was born Nov. 2, 1946 in Emmetsburg. She was a 1964 graduate of Emmetsburg Catholic High School. After high school, Barb graduated from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in Sioux City. Following her education, she moved to the Minneapolis area where she married Larry Berkland in 1969.

Barb worked as a registered nurse for many years, and followed her nursing career as a worker's compensation case manager. She volunteered as the secretary/treasurer of Citizen's for a Responsible Government. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and the Garden Club; she was involved with various political campaigns throughout the years.

Barb enjoyed going to her daughter's sporting events, going on family camping trips, cruises with her husband, Larry and traveling to Ireland with her sister and brothers. She enjoyed class reunions and reconnecting with old friends during her retirement.

On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, Barb passed away at her home in Emmetsburg.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Angela Bickford (Chad) of Morrison, CO and Stacy Berkland of Emmetsburg; six grandchildren: Kylie and Zach Bickford, and Avery, Jack, LillyBeth and Danica Ringlaben; sister, Vicky Hildman (Frank) of Rochester, MN; three brothers: Dave Weir (Sara) of Minneapolis, MN, Kevin Weir (Sharon) of Redmond, WA and Patrick Weir (Kate) of Houston, TX; and many other relatives and friends.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Larry; and her brother, Gary.

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