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Barbara J. Slagter Sept. 12, 1946 - Dec. 9, 2008

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DANUBE -- Barbara Jane Slagter, 62, of Willmar, formerly of Danube, died Tuesday at Bethesda Pleasant View Nursing Home in Willmar.

The service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew's Lu-theran Church in Danube. Burial will be in the church's south cemetery.

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Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Renville and for one hour prior to the services at the church.

She was born Sept. 12, 1946, on the family farm north of Danube to Otto and Elda (Bratsch) Miller. She grew up on the farm and graduated from Danube High School in 1964.

She married Gary Slagter on Jan. 16, 1965, in Danube. They lived in Danube and she worked at the Danube School for several years, retiring due to her Parkinson's disease. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church and ladies aid.

She is survived by her children: Barry (and Kathy) Slagter of Olivia, Stephanie (and Scott) Demko of Prior Lake, Jason (and Renae) Slagter of Renville, Heather (and Doug) Bruns of Renville; nine grandchildren; her mother: Elda VanBuren of Prinsburg, and brothers: Adrien (and Marilyn) Miller of Willmar and Arthur (and Sherry) Miller of Windom.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2007; her father; stepfather: Harry; and two brothers.

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