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Barbara J. Salzwedel

February 9, 1951 — July 28, 2023


Barbara J. Salzwedel, age 72, of Faribault, MN, passed away July 28, 2023, at The Emeralds at Faribault.

Barbara Jean, the daughter of Hubert and Clara (Irving) Bauer, was born on February 9, 1951 in Faribault, MN. Barb grew up in Faribault and attended Faribault Senior High School. She worked as a line worker for Mercury Minnesota for many years. This is where she met the love of her life, Gary Salzwedel and they were united in marriage on July 19, 1985 at Lake Carlos State Park in Carlos, MN. While she wasn’t working, Barb enjoyed ice fishing, going up north camping, summers on French Lake, playing poker at Hoy’s Resort, playing games with her special friends at The Emeralds, and spending time with her friends and family.

Barb is survived by her husband, Gary; daughter, Kayla Salzwedel; siblings, Jim (Linda) Bauer, Judy Anderson, Sharon Holleback, Randy (Janet) Bauer, Kevin Bauer, and Debbie Amundsen; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Richard Bauer and Leonard Bauer.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. at Parker Kohl Funeral Home and Crematory of Faribault with Bernadette Tatge, Pastoral Minister at Divine Mercy Catholic Church officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. on Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Croix Hospice and the Emeralds at Faribault for their care of Barb.

Funeral arrangements are being completed with the Parker Kohl Funeral Home of Faribault.

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