Barbara A. (Klaras) Kivisto, 52

Barbara A. (Klaras) Kivisto, age 52, from Webster, MN died peacefully at home after a 3 year battle with cancer, on July 20, 2021 with her husband at her side.

 Barb was born February 16, 1969, to Richard and Gertrude Klaras, she was the youngest of 10 children. Barb grew up in New Prague and graduated from New Prague High School in 1987. She continued her education by attending Brown Institute for Broadcasting which eventually led her to live in Havre, MT and work on air at the local radio station. Eventually, she moved back to MN and decided to learn medical coding. She excelled in that field until she was diagnosed with lung cancer.

 Barb married James Kivisto on August 26, 1995. They had one son together, Nicholas, in 1997. She lived on the family homestead in rural Webster, MN, until her death.

 She is survived by husband Jim and son Nick; 4 brothers Tom, Bill (Shelly), Tony and Steve (Jenny); brother-in-law Warren, sister-in-law Mary and many nieces and nephews. Barb's longtime best friend and pseudo-sister Jackie, will miss her greatly.

Barb is preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Gert Klaras, 3 sisters, Agnes, Cathy and Lynn, 2 brothers Jeff and Mike.

 Barb enjoyed doing everything outdoors from camping and fishing to riding on the Harley with her husband and driving her convertible mustang. Barb also had a passion for all animals but a special attachment to horses and German Shepherd type dogs. She will be dearly missed by Ginny.

 A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

 

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