Barbara Mucha

barbara mucha

Barbara Louise Mucha, 84, Fargo, ND died, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010 in Villa Maria Nursing Home, Fargo, ND

Barbara was born October 13, 1925, and was one of five children born to Jacob and Bernice (Weitzel) Goering at St. Cloud, Minnesota.  She attended school in St. Cloud and graduated from Technical High School in the class of 1943.

Barbara worked in the retail apparel industry, mainly with the Emporium and Field-Schlick Stores of St. Paul, Minnesota. The job entailed close contact with the public and endeared her to many satisfied customers. She was affectionately called "Smiley" because of her cheerful smile and eternal optimism, which endeared  her to many.  She was always active with companies United Way charitable campaigns.

Barbara married Louis C. Mucha on October   13, 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota. They transferred to Fargo, North Dakota in September of 1984 and retired in 1991.

She is survived by her husband, Louis C. Mucha: sister, Rosemary Lucas, Little Canada, MN and numerous nieces and nephews, three  step-children; Steven L. (Becky)  Mucha, Susan L. (Tom) McCafree and Sandra L. (William) Salchenberg all of Salem, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the  Presentation Sisters or Nativity Catholic Church. 

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  1. Salem OregonDear Lou,

    I am deeply sorry to hear about Barbara-I know she is irreplaceable, a wife, friend, lover, companion, supportive, humorous, always optimistic and a friendly smile-she genuinely loved life and other people.

    I will always remember her enthusiasm to visit or talk with me, always friendly and asking questions about me or my family and sending along a hello to everyone by name.

    If there is anything Susan or I can do to help you, let us know. My thoughts, prayers and feelings are with you.

    Tom McCaffrey

  2. Salem OregonDad,
    I will always remember Barb for her big heart, her big smile and I was always amazed at the love you two shared.
    You truley created adventures together and gave each other a wonderful life.
    I am so sorry that I could not be there for you. I kind of “paint myself in a corner” in my business I always do it and I never learn.
    I know Barb is in a good place, free from her Earthly pain. She will still be with you and watch out over you and love you and wait for you until you meet again. I love you Dad, Steve

  3. little canada MN
    We’re sorry about your recent loss. Barbara will always be remembered for her graciousness and pretty smile.
    Pete and Joanie Mucha

  4. Brooklyn Park MN
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you always Uncle Lou in your time of loss and sorrow…Will always keep you in our thoughts…We love and miss Aunt Barb very much….


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