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Barbara J. Etteldorf

Barbara J. Etteldorf, age 44, of Cokato, died tragically as a result of a car accident October 18, 2004.

Barbara Jean Etteldorf was born December 5, 1959 in St. Cloud to Henry and Lois (Starkey) Hansch. She grew up in Annandale where she attended school.

Following school Barb went to work at General Mills. She made her first home in Brooklyn Park and then in 1982 moved to Cokato. Barb was married to Jerry Etteldorf on May 30, 1998 and they made their home in Cokato.

Barb enjoyed making crafts, singing, dancing, watersports, motorcycling, camping, spending time with family and most of all her grandchildren.

Barb is survived by her daughters, Jamie (Sonny) Karjalahti of Becker and her children Ashton and Makenna and Tina (Jason) Bradish of Montague, Mich. and her children Alexis and Rylan; mother Lois of Cokato and step father Tony Schmidt; sisters Patty (Paul) Gabbert of Howard Lake, Mary (Duane) Melquist of Cokato, Sue (Jay) Johnson of Buffalo; brothers Don (Shelley) Hansch of Clearwater and John (Shanon) Schmidt of Ramsey; step sons David and Michael; many nieces and nephews.

Barb was preceded in death by her father; brother, David and grandparents. Barbara's husband, Jerry was killed in the same accident.

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