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March 26, 1940 - December 26, 2015

Barb was born March 26, 1940 in Decorah, Iowa. She graduated from the Decorah High School in 1958 and then the Winona State College. On February 27, 1960 she married Charles D. Folstad at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church. They farmed in Hesper Township. She also had worked at the Skyline Supper Club, Stateline Motel, and then for 31 years for Wapsi Produce in Decorah. Charles passed away November 8, 1994. She was a member of the Hesper Lutheran Church and WELCA, and the American Legion Auxiliary for 50 years. She enjoyed embroidering, word puzzles, cooking, sewing, and quilting.

Barbara J. Folstad, age 75, of Hesper, Iowa, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, December 26, 2015 at her home.

Barb is survived by six children Paul of Waterville, Iowa, Karen (Scott) Olson of Decorah, Steve of Decorah, Glenn of Burr Oak, Rodney (Jennifer) of Decorah, and Lisa (Mike) Roney of Decorah; grandchildren Cassidy Noring, Tony Olson, Tyler Olson, Courtney Olson, Jennifer Ambrosy, Brandon Ambrosy Casey Christian, Anthony Folstad, Megan Fenton, Schanda Roney, and Katrina Roney; great grandchildren Aubry Noring, Jake Noring, and Brenton Cole; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Ruby (Koenig) Rehwinkel and her husband Charles.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Hesper Lutheran Church in Hesper, Iowa with the Reverend Curtis Fox officiating. Burial will be in the Hesper Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM Wednesday at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the church.

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