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Barbara A. Beise

Barbara A. Beise

Jan. 17, 1924 - June 23, 2007

MONTEVIDEO -- Barbara Ann Beise, 83, of Montevideo died Saturday at the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Congregational Church in Montevideo. Burial will be Thursday afternoon in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing, Iowa.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are by Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo

She was born Jan. 17, 1924, in Long Prairie to Theo R. and Adah (Haney) Spellum. She grew up in the Glencoe area and graduated from high school in Glencoe.

She married Clyde W. Beise. As a young woman, she assisted her mother in her nursing home operation in Lester Prairie for 16 years. At the age of 48, Barb attended the University of Minnesota for chemical dependency counseling and interned in Willmar. She served as chemical dependency counselor for Chippewa County until retiring in 1992.

She was a member of AA and attained 43 years of sobriety.

She is survived by her daughter: Joan Patricia (and Toney) Curtis of Gilbert; her son: Bill (and Laurie) Beise of Minneapolis; and three grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant daughter, Carol Lee; two sisters and three brothers.