Barbara Windecker, 58, of Bagley, died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church in Bagley with Mardy Schermerhorn and John Omans officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Alida Lutheran Cemetery in Alida, Minn.
The Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.
She was born Sept. 26, 1950, to Joseph and Mary (Schmelar) LaFriniere. She graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1968 and attended Bemidji State University. She married Ronald Stevens and they lived in Mahnomen. She worked at the Mahnomen School, the Naytahwaush Post Office and the Head Start in Naytahwaush. She and Ronald were divorced. She married Perry Windecker on July 27, 1991, in Alida. They moved to the Bagley area. She worked at the Bagley school as the home school coordinator and in special education. She enjoyed gardening, baking, canning, crafts, flowers and the embroidering orders.
She is survived by her husband of Bagley; daughter, Stacy Lorino of Ocala, Fla., and Kim (Jamie) Stevens of Borup, Minn.; sons, Robbie (Michelle) Stevens of Mahnomen, Cory (Anna) Stevens of Dilworth, Minn., Vance (Jennifer) Stevens of Mahnomen and Chad (Sheila) Stevens of Bagley; step-daughters, Miranda (Mike) Zopfi of Moorhead, Minn., Carmen Windecker of Moorhead and Shelby Windecker of Fargo, N.D.; brothers, Ronald LaFriniere of Mahnomen, LeRoy "Bud" (Pam) LaFriniere of Mahnomen, Robert LaFriniere of Mahnomen, Richard (Connie) LaFriniere of Mahnomen, Jim (Gloria) LaFriniere of Bagley and Kenneth "Beans" (Bonnie) LaFriniere of Mahnomen; sisters, Judy Roy of Carlton, Minn., Debra (Cleve) Goodwin of Bagley and Amelia (Herb) Roy of Mahnomen; 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marilyn Goodwin; and nephews and nieces.
Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com.