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Barbara McDonough

Dec. 6, 1947-Oct. 27, 2008

Barbara J. McDonough, 60, of Detroit Lakes, died Monday, October 27, 2008 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, following a courageous 4 and a half year battle with cancer.

Barbara was born to Alfred and Edna (Gilbertson) Johnson on Dec. 6, 1947 in Detroit Lakes, where she grew up and attended school, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1965. In December 1965 she married Jerry E. McDonough. They made their home in Detroit Lakes.

Barbara worked for Bergen's Greenhouse in Detroit Lakes, and later worked at Snappy's for 20 years, retiring in 2007 because of her illness.

Barb was a very active person who loved life. She loved time spent with her grandchildren. Her interests included hunting, fishing, and sewing.

Surviving Barbara are her husband, Kenneth Anderson;

son, Jerry Scott (Cynthia) McDonough of Detroit Lakes; two daughters, Jeanne (Lee) Stalberger and Cathy (James) Johnson, both of Detroit Lakes; one stepdaughter, Tammy (Paul) Nynas of Fargo; 16 grandchildren; one great granddaughter, her father, Alfred T. Johnson of Callaway; three brothers, Alfred W. "Butch" (Shirley) Johnson of Callaway, Richard (Nancy) Johnson of Mulvane, Kansas and Roger (Sue) Johnson of Richwood; six sisters, Arlette (Richard) Westlund of Lake Park, Mary Dalman of Pelican Rapids, Carol Johnson of Callaway, Darlene (Jim) DeGroat of Detroit Lakes, Audrey Johnson, also of Detroit Lakes, and Tammy (Chuck) Dilks of Callaway.

Preceding her in death was her mother, Edna Johnson.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes, continuing for one hour prior to services at the hurch on Saturday.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Lund Lutheran Church, rural Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Paul Nynas officiating. Burial will take place at Lund Lutheran Cemetery, rural Detroit Lakes.

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