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Barbara J. Ortenblad, 83

Barbara Joan Ortenblad (Waldroff), age 83, of Mayer died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

She was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Minneapolis, to Alphilda Waldroff.

Barbara graduated from Minneapolis Central High School in 1946, and continued her education at Gustavus Adolphus.

She was united in marriage to Richard Ortenblad Aug. 24, 1962, at Elim Covenant Church in Minneapolis.

Barbara was a loving wife and mother.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Alphilda Waldroff; and a brother, Edward Waldroff.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 49 years, Richard; children John (Shona) Ortenblad, Martha (Richard) LaPointe, Richard Jr. (Deana) Ortenblad, and Michael (Julie) Ortenblad; seven grandchildren, Angela and Erica Ortenblad, Connor Bourgeois, Nicole (Brian) Newcomb, Kelly Ortenblad, Michael Ortenblad, and Tobin and Maddie Ortenblad; and great-grandchildren Kavin Backman, and Jaelyn and Ty Newcomb.

Funeral services took place Saturday, Oct. 22 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins with the Rev. Sarah Moat officiating. Interment was at the Hillside Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Arrangements were handled by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.