Barbara Ann Fahrendholz, age 66, of Winona, Minn., passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Mayo Clinic-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse. She was born to Albert and Anna (Strand) Olson on January 19, 1952, in Seattle, Wash. She spent her childhood in Taiwan as her parents served as missionaries. Barbara was joined in marriage to John Fahrendolz in Birnamwood, Wis., on September 8, 1979.
Barbara loved spending time at the beach, namely her favorite, Melbourne Beach in Florida. She enjoyed camping, spending time with her family members, especially doting on her grandchildren. She had a crafty flair and was an excellent cook. Barbara held a strong faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, serving her church as a volunteer in several capacities.
She is survived by her husband, John, of over 38 years; her children, Tessa (Matthew) Nelson of Dakota, Minn., Tyler (Jami) of Winona, Trevor (Jessee) of Winona, and Tanner (Katie) of Stockton, Minn.; grandchildren, Mylah, Sylbie, and Casper Nelson, and Ashton, Axel, Keegan, Kinslee Fahrendholz, and two grandchildren on the way; sisters, Patricia (John) Rieth of Grand Forks, N.D., and Rebecca (Tim) Kjeseth of Amery, Wis. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held at Bethany Evangelical Free Church (3936 County Road B, La Crosse) on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Corey Sateren officiating. A time for visitation at the church from noon until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated toward a charity of the family’s choosing. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please visit www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com to share online condolences.