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Barbara Standal

Nov. 26, 1928-April 14, 2009

Barbara M. Standal, 80, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at her residence.

Barbara M. Schneider was born to John and Mary (McGreevy) Schneider on Nov. 26, 1928 in Elkton, Minn. She grew up and attended school in Adams, Minn., graduating from Adams High School. She then attended the Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn., where she graduated as a registered nurse (RN).

While working in the hospital in Austin, Minn., she met a young funeral director, who would become her husband. On July 6, 1953 she married Wayne Standal in Austin. Over the next few years they made their home in Austin and Crookston, Minn., and Aberdeen, S.D. They moved to Minnetonka, Minn., in 1958, and to Detroit Lakes in 1972. Barbara loyally and lovingly served her God, her church, and her family.

Surviving Barbara are her three daughters, Nancy Standal (Terry Abram) of Alexandria, Minn., Jane Standal of Fargo and Mary Standal of Detroit Lakes; two sons, Chuck Standal (Marilyn Hartman) of Detroit Lakes and Tom Standal of Minneapolis; five grandchildren; two brothers, Conrad (Bernice) Schneider of Palisade, Minn., and Chuck (Mary) Schneider of Cold Spring, Minn.; three sisters-in-law, Josephine Schneider of Metairie, La., Bette Schneider of Sauk Centre, Minn., and Katie Schneider of Adams, Minn.; and one brother-in-law, John (Karen) Standal of Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Wayne (Oct. 5, 1998); and three brothers, John, David and Robert Schneider.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 17 at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Jerry Rogers officiating.

Casket bearers will be Chad Carlblom, Dick Bellefeuille, Tom Augustin, Bill Blake, Jack Berenz and Jim Sinclair. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

Arrangements were entrusted to the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at