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Barbara Ann Groth, 60

Barbara Ann Groth, age 60 of Hastings died Sept. 12, at United Hospital in St. Paul.

Barb was born Aug. 28, 1953, in Red Wing, Minn., to David and Gretchen (Nordstrom) Hill. She was a 1972 graduate of Red Wing High School and married Gale Groth Aug. 29, 1975 in St. Paul. Barb had worked 40 years at Smead Mfg. Co. and enjoyed her job and her many friends at work. She loved her family and pet cat, Sammie, as well as enjoying her QVC, Minnesota Vikings, and playing Bingo. Barb had a huge heart with much love to share, and did so frequently.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Fred and Paul; and special friend, Faye Riley.

Barb is survived by her husband, Gale "Butz" Groth; daughter Jamie Groth and son David Groth, all of Hastings; sponsor daughter, Gladys of Kenya; sister Marion (Robert) Brokke of Eden Prairie; brothers Mickey Hill of New Prague, and William Hill of Virginia Beach, Va.

The Funeral Service, officiated by Rev. Jonathan Zimplemann will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at St. Johns Ev. Lutheran Church of Hastings, 202 Eighth Street West, Hastings. Visitation will be held after 9:30 a.m. at church. Interment will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Hastings.

Pallbearers are Billy Hill, Bill Riley, Todd Junker, Jim Kaczmrek, David Groth and Rich Myklebust.

Her smile, faith and her values will never be forgotten.

Arrangements were made with the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.

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