Barbara A. Ingalls, age 90, of Bethel died June 29, 2023 at Benedictine Living Community in New Brighton. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, July 11th at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Oak Grove. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Barbara Ann Ingalls was born in Minneapolis on June 21, 1933 to Chester and Angratia (Counter) Fischer. She was raised in Onamia and graduated from Onamia H.S. She married Merle Ingalls August 30, 1952. They raised their 4 children in Bethel, MN.
When they retired, they moved to Deer Lake in Effie, MN and built a home where they had the cabin. They enjoyed their home on the lake until 2012. After Merle passed away, Barb moved back to the Bethel area to be closer to her family.
Barb was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved cooking, gardening, collecting antiques and dolls. Her favorite hobby was going to and having garage sales. She also loved playing cards (mostly 500), Bingo and Scrabble; playing Scrabble right up to the end. She liked to win, but only if you didn’t help her.
Barbara passed away June 29, 2023 at Benedictine Living Community in New Brighton, MN at the age of 90. Barb is preceded in death by her husband, Merle, of 59 years; her parents, Chester & Angratia Fischer; sister, Antoinette Gefroh and brother, Merlyn Fischer.
Barb is survived by children; Lynn (George) Wyatt, Glen Ingalls, Terri (Bob) Hermanson and Patricia (Doug) Lawrence; 7 grandchildren, Angela (Brian) Lawrence, Wendy (Joe) Armstrong, Gervea (Troy) Minks, Erik (Melissa) Hermanson, Keith (DonaLyn) Lawrence, Janelle (David) Hawkinson, Megan Lawrence; 11 great-grandchildren, Amber and Brynn Lawrence, Emma, Tyler and Kady Hermanson, Olan and Vaughn Minks, Carter and Ashton Armstrong, Nils and Camille Hawkinson; many other family and friends.