Barbara Estenson(1925 - 2014)

Barbara J. Estenson


Barbara Marian Jones Estenson, born October 27, 1925, and died peacefully January 23, 2014. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Wally, parents, brothers, and son-in-law, Peter Strauman. She is survived by children: Linda Switzer (Kevin), Laura Johnson (Mark), Paul Estenson (Sheilah), Gail Wilcox (Greg), Jane Strauman, 16 grandchildren, Mike (Leah), Abby, Katie, Kayla, Connor, Karin, Charlie, Jacob, Wally, Jack, Joshua (Erin), Luke, Kristen (Ben), Dan, Elise and Angela, 2 great-grandchildren: Sophie and Maddie, nieces, nephews and friends. Barbara studied at Wellesley College and the University of Minnesota. She married Wallace J. Estenson and they resided in Sioux Falls, SD, Luverne, MN, Alexandria, MN and Surprise, AZ. She loved life at the lake with all her grands around, a good game of bridge, concerts, letters, travel, laughter and friends. She spent her last year living at Benedict Homes in St. Cloud, MN. Her life revolved around her family and she will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorials requested to Benedict Homes in St. Cloud, MN. Memorial Service to be held 11 AM Saturday, Feb. 1 with visitation 1 hour prior at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church,, 301 County Road 19, Excelsior, (952) 474-8893.

Funeral Home

Anderson Funeral Home
659 Voyager Dr Alexandria, MN 56308
(320) 763-5900

Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 28, 2014