Barbara "Barbie" Louise Bursch was born on June 11, 1966 in Hudson, Wis., the daughter of Carl and Dorothy (Schmid) Sandberg. She grew up in Hudson, graduated from the Hudson High School, and went to Kissimmee, Fla., for vocational training. She returned to Hudson and began a career at Andersen Window, where she had worked for almost 25 years.
In 2005 she moved to Amery, where she enjoyed golf, card games, reading, being on Bear Trap Lake and her dogs: Barbie Doll's Beau and Missy. She enjoyed being with friends and family and could always be depended on to bring the best cheese and cold cut platter to any occasion.
Barbie died at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Sandberg.
Left to mourn are her father, Carl Sandberg; sisters, Vickie (Brian) Shultz, Jean (Bryce Peterson) Sandberg, Betsy (Steve) Sandberg and Mary (Rick) Anderson; brother, Robert Sandberg; significant other, Mike "Murph" Murphy; nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, from Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Amery with Pastor Brian Ferguson officiating. There will be a visitation time for the hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were with the Williamson-White Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Amery. Friends may leave condolences or sign a guest book at www.williamsonwhite.com.