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Barbara Buckley

April 19, 2017

Funeral Service

April 24, 2017
- 1:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior

St. Paul's Newman Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Barbara Buckley

April 19, 2017


Barbara Elaine Buckley, 73, Moorhead, MN passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center with her family by her side.

Barb was born July 17, 1943 in Fargo, ND. She graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1961. After graduation, she went to New York City and did some modeling for a couple years.

In 1971 she met and married the love of her life, J. Michael Buckley. In 1974 they moved to Moorhead where they raised six children together. Family meant everything to her. Barb and Mike enjoyed snowmobiling, dancing and playing cards with friends till all hours of the night. Barb also loved bowling on a league, ceramics, and of course, garage saleing. She was also known for her extensive doll collection and room full of Elvis memorabilia. Barb had the most beautiful nails and jewelry. According to her, she never had enough jewelry.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, John Michael Buckley; six children, Richard, Marc, Deborah, Kimberly, Heidi (Torsten), and Marlaina (Kyle); 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Curtis and Charles Fettig; and a large extended family.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Opgrand; step-father, Arnt Opgrand; father, Anthony Fettig; son-in-law, Bradley LeDoux; brother, Robert Fettig; and granddaughter, Brittney Lee Buckley.

There will be a Funeral Mass at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 24, 2017 at St. Paul’s Newman Center, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.


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15 responses to “Barbara Buckley”

  1. Gardner Family says:

    Your family is I our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Michaela Fox says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss. You are all in my prayers.

  3. Tracy Lamb says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Hugs to you Heidi, Torsten and your girls.

  4. Janelle Beyer says:

    I will always cherish the time that I spent with Barbara,all the antique malls and thrift stores.
    We used to have such interesting talks.
    She will truly be missed.

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  6. Dennis and Vaniese Dahl says:

    So very sorry for your loss.Sending our deepest sympathies to you all.God’s blessings.

  7. Jerry and Pearl Leadbetter says:

    Deborah and Lacie,
    Our condolences to you and your family.

  8. joyce overbo says:

    My heart goes out to your family. Hugs and prayers for you at this difficult time.

  9. Lloyd and Cindy Perlenfein says:

    So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. It has been a while. But we always had a good time and enjoyed being with her and Mike during our snowmobiling years.

  10. Abbra Olson says:

    I had the pleasure of spending time with Barbara. She was a very unique lady and I enjoyed taking her to her nail appointments, getting her hair done and checking out all the Antique shops and Thrift stores. I was with Barbara the day I found an original Coach handbag for $6.00. Hugs to the family during this sad time.God Bless you Barbara Buckley!!

  11. Derald & Willa Hiltwein says:

    I (Willa) was a co-worker with Heidi at Red Lobster for many yrs. Heidi is Barbara’s daughter and I want to offer my sincere sympathy on the loss of her beloved mother! You are in my prayers *❤

  12. Deanne Halvorson says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a wonderful Lady!!
    I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to all of you!!
    Deanne (Ruziska) Halvorson

  13. Marla K. (Hoffart) Coste says:

    my sympathy goes out to you, Buckley Family and you are in my prayers
    Sincerely, Marla

  14. Wendy says:

    So sorry for your loss!! Debbie!! God bless!! From Wendy Heinz Voeller.

  15. Christi Foss says:

    Rick and family,

    So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. Sending thoughts, prayers and many hugs your way.

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