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Barbara Ann Ware was born March 28, 1959 in Fargo, ND. She was adopted by Irving and Margaret Swenson and spent many summers on Rose Lake. As the daughter of a corporate pilot, she was able to travel to many different states in her younger years. Barb attended high school in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Principia Upper School where she was a cheerleader and on the water ballet team.
Barb moved to lakes country and eventually started working at Gary’s Furniture and Carpeting in Frazee, MN, as an office manager and accountant. She married Gary Ware on April 24, 1982. Barb was a devoted mother, wife, sister, and grandmother . Her interests included: sewing, cooking, gardening, and her cats. She had a love for all animals and was known to take in wounded ones such as a crow, squirrel, or robin; nursing them back to health.
Barb was a talented artist who loved to paint and draw. She made numerous trips with her family and husband and enjoyed frequenting Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. Always up for a good joke, Barb was known to many for her sense of humor. She was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan through all the highs and lows, she bled purple.
For those who have ever lost anything, they would have heard the wise words from Barb “Nothing is ever lost in God’s kingdom”.
Barb is survived by her husband, Gary Ware; sister, Jan Swenson Franks (John); children: Heather Ware Nelson (Robert ‘Bob’ Klabunde), Brikker Ware (Kendal), Ashley Klein (Justin), and Cody Ware; grandchildren: Cassidy, Greta and Sophie Nelson, Braxtyn and Kella Ware and Gibson Klein. Cats: Walter, Oakley, and Emma.
She is preceded in death by her parents.