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Barbara Ann Raw

August 6, 1936 — July 2, 2020

Barbara Ann Raw, age 83, of Cold Spring, MN, died Thursday, July 2, 2020 at her home after a 14 year struggle with kidney cancer. 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Princeton.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.  Interment will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls at 2 PM on Wednesday.

All attending the funeral service are required to wear a mask.  Social distancing guidelines and church capacity limits will be followed.

The service will be lived streamed on the Trinity Lutheran Church Facebook page.  You can use this link https://www.facebook.com/tlcprincetonmn

She was born August 6, 1936 in Minneapolis, MN to Theodore and Rose (Busche) Mueller.  Barb attended elementary school at St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Minneapolis, in 1949, she moved with her parents to Anoka where she attended Anoka Junior and Senior High Schools.

Barb married Meloy Buss September 11, 1954 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Anoka.  They made their home in Anoka.  Meloy passed away in 1966.

She married Charles Raw January 6, 1968 in Cambridge, MN.  They met when Barb worked at McGregor’s Restaurant in Anoka.  Barb and Charles lived in Princeton, MN and Rush City, MN.  For a time, they lived in Montana.  Barb moved to Cold Spring following Charles’s death in 1996.

Barb loved to cook, garden and sew.  She especially loved to go fishing, spend time outdoors and spend time with her family.  In addition to being a homemaker, Barb was employed by Dickinison Bus Lines, Fingerhut and Crystal Cabinets while living in Princeton.

She is survived by her children, Loreen (Danny) Sandberg of Princeton, Brian (Patricia) Buss of Milaca, Tamara Raw of Cold Spring and Michele (Lawrence) Beauchamp of Princeton;  grandchildren, Kristy (Ryan) Donovan and Bradley (Amanda) Buss, both of Milaca;  Amber Raw of Fairhaven and Charlie and Delaney Beauchamp of Princeton;  great-grandchildren, Brianna and Tiffany Tracy of Milaca, Joshua Ubanski of Fairhaven and Addyson and Harrison Buss of Milaca;  sister, Susan (James) Wredberg of McGregor;  also by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by stillborn twins;  parents, Theodore and Rose;  husbands, Meloy and Charles;  son, Steven Buss; brothers, Albert Mueller, Luverne “Bud” Mueller and Kenneth Mueller and sisters, Angeline “Toots” Wiberg and Anita “Red” Tierney.

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

111 6th Ave N, Princeton, MN 55371

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

111 6th Ave N, Princeton, MN 55371

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