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Barbara CameronSeptember 18, 1938 ~ January 27, 2017 (age 78)
Barbara Ann Cameron, age 78, of Cass Lake, MN, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 27, 2017 surrounded by her family. Barb was born on September 18, 1938 in Cass Lake, MN to Melvin and Hazel (Reynolds) Halberg. She was raised and attended school in Duluth, MN with fond memories of early childhood in Bena, MN. She was united in marriage to Francis “Bill” Cameron on October 18, 1956. The young couple made their home in Cass Lake and were blessed with four children: Frank, Deborah, Benjamin and Peter John, who passed away in infancy. Barb worked at Neises Department Store in Cass Lake and later as a secretary for the Cass Lake – Bena School District for many years. Due to Bill’s declining health, Barb retired in 1991, but stayed on as a bus monitor for the school district. Bill passed away on December 29, 1991. Barb was a woman of many interests and talents. She was an avid gardener and could be found tending to her flower beds on warm summer mornings. She was a gifted seamstress who made quilts for all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always had baked goods on the counter and everyone looked forward to her chocolate chip cookies. Above all, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were her pride and joy. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Frank (Yvonne) Cameron, Benjamin (Deanne) Cameron and Deborah (Kent) Beaulieu; six grandchildren, many extended grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; three siblings: Kent (Carrie) Halberg, Linda (Robert) Robinson and Peggy (David) Sullilvan. Barb was preceded in death by her parents; son, Peter John; husband, Bill; grandson, Brenton James; granddaughter, Susie Kay and brother-in-law, Pat Sullivan. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Cass Lake with Father Steve Daigle officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church. Honorary urnbearers will be: Francis William Cameron IV, Benjamin Arthur Cameron Jr., Clifford Frank Beaulieu II, Vincent S. Brown, Andrew Clayton Marshalek and Ryan Bradley Saunders. Interment will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Cass Lake. Arrangements provided by Dennis Funeral Home / Midwest Cremation Association of Cass Lake and Walker (www.dennisfuneralhome.com).