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Barbara Geurin

March 23, 1932 - April 07, 2014

Gathering:

5-7:00 P.M. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.

10-11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Davenport Lutheran Church, Davenport, North Dakota.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Boulger Funeral ome & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Davenport Lutheran Church, Davenport, North Dakota.

Arrangements:

Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred.

Barbara Geurin

March 23, 1932 - April 07, 2014

Obituary

Barbara (Trom) Geurin, age 82, of Fargo, ND, passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley, on April 7, 2014, surrounded by her three daughters. 

Barbara Gertrude (Trom) Geurin was born on March 23, 1932 in Kindred, ND to Gordon and Hazel (Myhra) Trom.  She graduated from West Fargo High School.  After she completed her schooling, she worked as a nanny in the Fargo area.  She enlisted in the Air Force in 1951.  Her basic training took place at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.  Much of her time was spent as a clerk stenographer at Randolph Headquarters in San Antonio where she achieved the rank of Airman First Class.  She married Paul Geurin on January 9, 1954 at Davenport Lutheran Church.  They moved to Anchorage, AK for two years while her husband was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base.   Barbara and Paul and their family moved many times over the years including time spent in Savannah, Georgia, Little Rock, Arkansas, South Dakota, Nevada, Okinawa, and Tennessee,  until they finally settled in North Dakota.  Barbara worked with Fredrikson Funeral Chapel in Kindred, ND for a time doing light housekeeping.  She applied at St. Luke’s (later MeritCare) and they hired her on the spot for a position as a Nurse’s Aid.  She worked there for 23 years on the surgery and orthopedic floors.  Barbara retired in 1994.  She lived in Moorhead, MN for 21 years and then moved to River Square Apartments in Fargo in 2002.  She recently lived at Riverview and the assisted living unit, Crosshaven.

Barbara enjoyed sewing quilts, clothing, and life size dolls. (She made over 300 life size dolls when the girls were in grade school)  She was a very creative and artistic person and an accomplished quilter. She also enjoyed knitting, crocheting and even carpentry.    She especially enjoyed time spent with friends, playing cards, and participation in the Red Hat Lady’s Club.  She was a lifetime gardener and recycler. She always found time to volunteer in unstructured ways.    

Barbara is survived by three children, Melinda (Bruce) Walker, West Fargo, ND; Sandra (Charles) Klinkhammer, Fargo, ND; Laurie Muscha, Walcott, ND; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wallace Trom, Tempe, AZ; brother-in-law, Richard Steen, Round Lake, MN; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her parents, Gordon and Bernice Trom; two sisters, Marlys Drenth and Carol Steen, brother, Robert Trom; and two sister-in-laws, Marie Trom, Kathy Trom; grandson, Alexander Klinkhammer.

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  1. kim jameson says:

    sheldon ND
    Sandi,

    So sorry to see that your mom passed. I can see you in her picture. Easter service was a good one. This in not our home. I look forward to our heavenly reunion. This grief thing is really something. I feel like I am getting a handle on my feelings and out of no where I start to cry. I cried every day for over a year. It is all a blurr. I pray for Gods peace. When I think of you
    in high scool I smile. Love, Kim

  2. Jana Haremza (Swanson) says:

    Fargo ND
    Sandy,

    I am so sad to hear about your beautiful amazing Mom ….. I am so glad I was able to chat with her a few years back and express my gratitude for her kindness to me back in the good ole days….. Thinking of you and your family ….

    Love,

    Jana Haremza

  3. Tammy Clemenson-Culver says:

    Longmont COSandy,

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, it’s a hole in the heart that will never heal. Once a “mother” always a mother. God Bless you during this time of sadness.

  4. Lee Ann Stenberg says:

    Moorhead MnI new Barb when we both worked at the hospital. She always was easy with a smile and conversation. I saw her again a few years ago when I was working for a home health agency,she was at Riverview.

  5. Betty Tureson Ness says:

    Erskine MN
    I had the privilege of working with Barb starting back in the ’70’s and working with Sandy in the ’80’s. I remember how kind and cheerful she always was. She was so genuine and caring to patients as well as those working with her. It was great to see her a couple of years ago at the 6 Main get together and share “old times” again. I feel very blessed to have known her. My sincere sympathy to her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Cris Amundgaard says:

    I am so sorry to hear today about Barb’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I always had a good time working with Barb years ago and seeing her at the “6 Main gatherings”. Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories be a comfort. Cris

  7. Rosalee Trom Forkner says:

    Northfield MN
    Dear Bud, Melinda, Sandy & Laurie:
    Deepest sympathies on the passing of Barb. She was a good person who will be missed.
    There are many memories over the years of Trom get-togethers. As a younger cousin, I was in awe of our “big” cousins who were older & knew so much more. As an adult, it was good to discovered that Barb & the others were truly fine people.
    There are good memories of a visit to Aberdeen and many visits in West Fargo.
    God bless you with good memories of Barb.
    Sincerely, Rosalee Trom Forkner

  8. Carolyn Klinkhammer says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Sandy and her family.

  9. Gini Smart says:

    Tempe AZ
    You will be missed Aunt Barbara. Have so many memories that make me smile or laugh. I love you.

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