Barbara Haarman

barbara haarman
Barbara Elizabeth Haarman left this life on January 2, 2022 at the young age of 56. Barb was born on February 20th 1965 in Ada, Michigan to parents Steve and Carol Haarman. Barbara grew up with two sisters, three brothers, many aunts, uncles and cousins. As a young woman, Barb worked with her father at the Ada Drug Store in Ada, Michigan. After falling in love, Barb left MIchigan and moved to Jud, North Dakota where she worked as a disability dog trainer at Service Dogs for America. A lover of animals and a compassionate soul, Barb found her calling, raising dogs and helping those in need. Those who knew her will remember Barb’s welcoming spirit. Her frequent smiles and infectious laugh turned bad days into good days for those who loved her. Barb never failed to embrace the people she met with an open heart, an open mind, and open arms. She had a passion for the prairie and the storms that came with it. You were more likely to find her chasing after a tornado than seeking cover from it. Barb loved nothing more than watching thunder clouds roll in and lighting streak across the vast sky. Barb moved to Fargo in 2010 to be closer to her daughter, Kimberly. She spent her remaining years reaching out to those around her and making friends with those who had few to rely upon. In 2020, Barb became a grandmother to Emery. Barb’s love for Emery knew no bounds and she treasured every moment they shared. Barb would never want those who loved her to dwell in grief. Rather, she’d ask those who remember her to put on their favorite song, dance, and be happy in life. Barb was preceded in death by her brother, John, and her mother, Carol Ann. She is survived by her father, Steven; brother, Daniel; brother, William; sister, Christine; sister, Lisa; daughter, Kimberly, and granddaughter, Emery. A memorial service will be held when the flowers bloom this Spring so that Barb’s ashes can be laid to rest in the place and season she loved most.

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  1. She was a sparkling ray of sunshine with the most wonderful giggle and smile. Love you, Craig and Shelly

  2. To the Haarmon family:
    Barb was the most kind, compassionate, and sweetest human. I have known her for 46 years and feel so blessed to have been friends. Her beautiful smile and free spirit will be missed.

  3. Barb will be missed by many. I’m so sorry for your loss and hope that happy memories provide some comfort during this time.

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