Aug 5, 1937 – Aug 13, 2013 (Age 76)


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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Emmet County Relay for Life, Avera Holy Family Hospice or the donor's choice. Barbara Jean (Wiseman) Solberg, the daughter of LaRue and Kathryn (Bosold) Wiseman, was born August 5, 1937, in rural Ringsted, Iowa. Barbara passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 76. She received her education in the Ringsted schools, graduating from Ringsted High School. On December 21, 1957, she was united in marriage to Orlin Solberg in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The couple made their home in Ringsted. Barbara was the City Librarian from 1969 - 2004. She served on the Election Board and also was a past Cub Scout Den Mother. For hobbies, Barbara enjoyed reading, card club, gardening, genealogy and flowers. Left to cherish Barbara's memory is her husband, Orlin; children Debra (Kerry) Gibson of Ames, Iowa; David (Carol) Solberg of Ringsted; Diane (Jake) Janowak of Minneapolis, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Kate and Sam Gibson; Kyle and Kelsey Solberg; Jack and Madelyn Janowak; sister, Janice (Dale) Anderson of Estherville; and brother-in-law, Jim Guffey of Albert Lea, Minnesota. Preceding Barbara in death are her parents; sister, Joanne Guffey and an infant brother.

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