Barbara Jean Lavine (nee Schalo), age 84, of Montrose, passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
She was born Nov. 2, 1935, in Rogers, the daughter of William and Lillie (Reinking) Schalo.
Barbara was joined in holy marriage with Dean R. LaVine Nov. 1, 1985, in Delano.
Barbara cleaned houses through the years.
She was a loving and caring person to everyone, and enjoyed cooking, baking bread, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and she loved her dogs.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Dean R. LaVine; children: “J.R.” (Marsha) Leffler, Sheila (Howard) Klaers, Ricky (Denise) Leffler, Bruce Leffler, Lori (Joe) Adickes, Robert Leffler, and Darrien Leffler; step children Earl (Mickey) LaVine, and Lora LaVine; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great, great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters, a grandson Ryan Simmang, and a step daughter Sheree Wagner.
Funeral services took place Thursday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover, with Pastor Luke Schmidt officiating. Interment followed at Hanover City Cemetery.
There was visitation Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo; continuing Thursday morning at the church, one hour prior to the services.
Honorary casket bearers were Piper Johanson, Anna Brummer, Maxtyn Twingstrom, Chloe Lusian, Brenda Anderson, Melissa Lusian, Wendy Kirschenman, Amanda Leffler, Brielyn Leffler, Patty Paschke, Mickey Johanson, Serenity Simmang and Caitlyn Wayman.
Casket Bearers Blaine Lusian, Michael Leffler, Derrick Klaers, Rylee Simmang, Josh Leffler, Karsen Simmang, Owen Anderson, Austin Anderson, Tyler Potvin, Bradain Barnett and Dakota Klaers.
Funeral services were Thursday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover, followed by interment at the Hanover City Cemetery.
Visitation was Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, continuing Thursday morning at the church, one hour prior to the services.
Arrangements were with the Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.thepetersonchapel.com.