Barbara Kleinpaste, 1923-2019

Published 1:00 am Friday, April 12, 2019

Barbara Jean Kleinpaste died Wednesday, April 10, 2019. She was 95 years old.

Barbara Kleinpaste

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hollandale Reformed Church. The Rev. Neil Ooms will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Hollandale Cemetery.

Barbara Jean Hanson was born April 27, 1923, to Edward P. and S. Augusta Peterson Hanson. She graduated from Albert Lea High School.

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Allan B. Kleinpaste and Barbara Jean wed July 3, 1942. After the war, they owned and operated Hollandale Hardware. She was an active member of Hollandale Reformed Church.

Barbara Jean thoroughly enjoyed a good conversation. Always inquisitive, she was sincerely interested in the lives of others. What time was available after a kaffee klatsche or bridge club was spent reading books — primarily crime fiction.

Barbara Jean is survived by her children Susan (David) Zuelke of Waconia, Steven Kleinpaste (Chris James) of Minneapolis and Timothy (Doreen) Kleinpaste of Minneapolis; grandchildren Erin (Steven) Geske, Eric Zuelke, Drew (Nora) Kleinpaste Chet (Amanda) Kleinpaste, Madeline (Shalene) Kleinpaste and Nathan Kleinpaste; step-grandchildren Kaylen (Jeff) Jackson and Maggie James; great-grandchildren Tyler, Clarissa and Lily Geske, Helen Kleinpaste, Ariyah Mae Kleinpaste, and Conor and Kate Jackson; sister-in-law, Geraldine Hanson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Barbara Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allan; daughterm Sally Ann; brother, E. Luverne (Harriet) Hanson; brother, Robert E. (Florence) Hanson; brother, John S. Hanson; sister, Gretchen (Merlin) Nash; and sister, Phyllis (Harold) Benson.