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Barbara Loosbrock

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Barbara Jean Loosbrock, 77, Luverne, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Luverne.
A funeral service was Thursday, Oct. 20, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne with burial in the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Barbara Herrmann was born on March 1, 1945, to Arthur and Evelyn (Bock) Herrmann. She attended school in Luverne and graduated in 1963.
Barb worked as a lifeguard during high school and at Bernie’s Café for a time after high school before marrying Robert (Bob) Loosbrock at St. Catherine’s Church in 1964. Barb and Bob farmed south of Lismore until 1975 when they purchased the Blue Mound Inn. After the Blue Mound Inn closed in 2000, Barb worked with Bob in his commodity business as the bookkeeper until November 2021 when they retired.
Barb was active in the community, serving on the First Farmers & Merchants Bank advisory board for 35 years and the Luverne Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Barb enjoyed a variety of activities. She was an avid reader, volunteered at church, participated in a weekly bowling league, enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and loved to bake and crochet.
Barb looked forward to getting together with high school classmates in their “first Tuesday” group each month and spending time with the Lismore card group. Barb enjoyed preparing delicious meals for family and friends.
Barb is survived by her husband, Bob; son Mike (Brenda) Loosbrock of Slayton, daughter Kelly Stearns of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and daughter Amy (Tony) Reuter of Littleton, Colorado; grandchildren Ben (Haydn) Loosbrock of Bennington, Nebraska, Mallory Loosbrock of St. Paul, Emily Stearns of Baltimore, Maryland, Conner Stearns of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Coletta and Beau Reuter of Littleton, Colorado; sisters Sandy Knapp of Grand Junction, Colorado, and Peggy Herrmann of Eagan.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law Edmund and Coletta Loosbrock; sister-in-law Donna Loosbrock; brothers-in-law Ron Knapp, Tom Conlan and Raymond Loonan; and nephew Dan Conlan.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Luverne,
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