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Barbara Samuelson

Barbara Ann Samuelson, age 71, of Hastings, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at the United Hospital in St. Paul.

Barb was born June 24, 1938, in Hastings, to Day and Gertrude (Erickson) Samuelson. She attended Hastings schools, and had provided at-home adult and child day care for various Hastings families.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Barbara is survived by her brothers, John "Jack" Samuelson and Ed (Beverly) Samuelson, both of Hastings; sisters, Judy M. Gilbert of Hudson, Wis., and Becky Gronvold of Hastings; also several nieces and nephews.

The memorial service, officiated by Rev. Doug Duin, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 6, at the Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hastings.

Memorials are preferred.

Arrangements are being handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419,