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In Memory of Doreen Barfknecht


February 21, 1926 - November 8, 2019

Doreen Marjorie Barfknecht Age 93, of Rice Lake, WI died Friday, November 8, 2019 at Dove Healthcare in Rice Lake.

She was born on February 21, 1926 in Barron, WI to Paul and Laura (Schwingle) Barfknecht. Doreen worked on the family farm growing up and was active in 4H where she became the Wisconsin Holstein Girl in 1944, 1945 and 1946. She graduated from the Rice Lake High School in 1945, attended and graduated from River Falls Teachers College in 1949 with a degree in Education. She was an accountant for 3M for almost 40 years. She enjoyed blackberry picking, traveling and playing cards. Upon retirement she wintered in Arizona for many years where she loved to play golf and to watch golf.

She is survived by her sister, Lorraine Gustafson of Rice Lake; a sister-in-law, Carol Barfknecht of Rice Lake; a niece, Debra (Jeff) Wille; 2 nephews, Steve (Jackie) Barfknecht and Greg (Renee) Barfknecht; and many great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Laura Barfknecht; a brother, Harley Barfknecht and a brother-in-law, Willard Gustafson.

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM Monday, November 11, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, Rev. Fred Buth officiating, with interment in the Wayside Cemetery in Barron, WI. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Church on Monday.

Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake is in charge of the arrangements. The family would like to thank Dove Healthcare for the wonderful care that they gave to Doreen.


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