A Funeral Service for Barbara J. Welin following MN St. Covid Guidelines with social distancing, capacity limits and face coverings will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Hope Cemetery in Roseau, MN.
Barbara passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the age of 82.
Barbara Jean Welin was born in Roseau, MN on February 13, 1938 to Clark and Zora (Frost) Drown. She grew up in Roseau and attended school there.
Barb was a woman of strong Christian faith. Growing up she was a member of the United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and the annual Christmas programs. Later, after the Methodist church closed, she became a member of the Roseau Community Church where she was very active in Bible studies. She loved to knit, read, sew, and study the Bible. She enjoyed her cats, gardening, tending her flowers and baking. Her family especially loved her caramel rolls! She would bring many of her baked goods to people who could no longer do their own baking. Barb was also part of a group of women who started the Mother’s Garden near the bridge on highway 11 in Roseau.
Barb worked at Polaris Industries for 34 years, retiring on her 62nd birthday. She was an avid snowmobiler and raced in the Powder Puff, went on Women of Snow trips and was a member of the Trailblazers. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, a social organization for women of all ages.
In 1985 Barb married Roger Welin. After marrying Roger they built a home at Sandy Shores. She enjoyed having all of their children and grandchildren stay with them. Family meant the world to her. She loved having a big family and was proud of all of them!
Barb is survived by her husband Roger; children Scott (Terri) Boroos, Mona (Steve) Temple, Robyn (Kevin) Wiskow and Dale (Louise) Boroos; step-children Shawn (Robert) Ludwig, Jennifer (Pete) Anderson; grandchildren Bryce (Jess) Sullivan, Sadie (Brandon) Gornowicz, Michele (Shannon) Grove, Tyler (Janelle Johnson) Temple, Holly (Stephen) Surat, Sarah (Ben) Blakeslee, Brooke (Blaine) Brateng, Ben (Holly Stusynski) Boroos, Tyson Temple, Katie (Joy Kam) Olson, Matthew (Ashley Nippa) Olson, Kody Prosser, Morgan Boroos, Haley Ludwig, Anna Ludwig; 18 great-grandchildren – Skylar, Rider, Eden, Andon, Tanner, Keira, Claire, McKenzi, Lincoln, Jackson, Gavin, Emma, Adam, Taylor, Brynn, Blake, Becca and Michaella; and one great-great-grandchild, Rockford; brother Dale (Kathy) Drown; sisters-in-law Shirley Drown, Shirley Lenius; brother-in-law Robert (Esther) Welin.
She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Bruce Boroos; daughter Kelly Olson, a baby boy Boroos; grandson Bruce Wiskow; siblings Leland Drown and his three kids: Jerry, Nicole and Ricky; Bud Drown, Ruby Karlsson and Donna Sellen.
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