FAIRMONT - Services for family and close friends of Barbara E. Malo, 69, of Fairmont, MN will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont. Public visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont and one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Barb passed away Monday evening, July 2, 2012, at her home in rural Fairmont.
Barbara Ellen Malo was born on November 26, 1942, in Fairmont, Minn., the daughter of Roy and Marjorie (Suter) Barvels. She grew up in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1960.
On July 10, 1960, Barb was united in marriage to Mervin Malo. Together they made their home on a farm Southeast of Fairmont where they farmed and milked registered Guernsey cows and were blessed with two children, Jacqueline and Todd. She was also part owner of the Chance Encounter Antiques Store near Huntley, Minn.
Family was her first priority. She enjoyed spending time with them and she liked to take care of everybody as well as playing cards, quilting and wine making. Barb was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairmont and their ladies aid and served on the wedding committee.
Those who will cherish her memory include one son, Todd Malo and his fiance, Kari Dorholt, of Kalispell, Mont.; granddaughter, Jessica Stensland of Overland Park, Kansas; son-in-law, Greg Thiesse of Fairmont; two step granddaughters, Jamie Thiesse of Mankato, Amber Leek of Bells, Tenn.; brothers, Garry Barvels and his wife, Mary, of St. Charles, Minn., Kevin Barvels and his wife, Cheryl, of Crookston, Minn., Jerome Barvels and his wife, Marcille, of Lake Lillian, Minn., Joel Barvels and his wife, Vanessa, of Stillwater, Minn.; sisters, Ruth Spoo and her husband, Duane, of Deer Park, Wis., Nancy Spoo and her husband, Bruce, of Emerald, Wis.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ron Oven of Winthrop, Minn., Ursula Barvels of Underwood, Minn., Rodney Malo of Fairmont, Georgia Malo of Fairmont; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Roy and Marjorie Barvels, parents-in-law, Ervin and Lindy Malo, and husband, Mervin Malo, Barb was also preceded in death by one daughter, Jackie Thiesse; grandson, Tyler Stensland; sister, Viva Oven; brother, Gene Barvels; nieces and nephews, Nick Johnson, Tami Barvels, Roland Barvels, Jeremy Barvels, Debra Murphy, and Cindy Malo.