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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022
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Barbara J. Beutow, 75 of Devils Lake formerly of Bottineau ND passed away on Monday, November 21, 2022 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks ND.
Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. also at the Gilbertson Funeral Home. Barbara’s nieces, Kristina Waters and Erin Aarestad will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Creek Cemetery, Bottineau ND on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.
Barbara Jean, daughter of William and Jeannette (Milbrath) Waters was born on October 6, 1947 at Bottineau ND. Barbara was reared and educated in Bottineau, graduating from Bottineau High School with the class of 1965. She continued her education at the Bottineau School of Forestry, and in 1969 graduated from Minot State College with a degree in Education. She began her teaching career as a 2nd grade teacher in Bottineau.
Barbara met and later married her dear Robert “Bob” Beutow on June 10, 1972 at Bottineau. They shared a life of love, with trials and tribulations, laughter and tears and felt so very blessed to have just recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with family and friends. She proudly proclaimed to be a 4th generation Waters/Milbrath to celebrate 50 years of marriage.
Bob was in the United States Air Force so there were several different assignments throughout his career. After marriage they were stationed at Pope Air Force Base in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Barbara was an elementary teacher there. They were later deployed to Guam and Oregon and again Barbara continued as an elementary teacher and also a substitute teacher throughout Bob’s military career. After Bob retired in 1981, they made the move to Devils Lake and have called it home since that time.
Barbara was never idle and was a substitute teacher with the Devils Lake Public School System for many years, in conjunction with 20 years as an employee at WalMart. She was an avid crafter and member of the Dakota Crafter’s Guild. She worked all year on projects and then would hold a craft sale in her home close to Christmas. She so enjoyed gardening, plants and flowers. Along with the crafts, Barbara enjoyed collecting vintage and antique items and she had many unique memorabilia of family history.
First and foremost, Barbara was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. She treasured her family, her many special friends and each and every precious student she taught. May her memory live on in the hearts of those she loved and in each and every craft she made through the years.
Barbara’s loving family include her husband Bob; son Jason Beutow and his wife Shannon Gramm of Grand Forks; grandchildren Zander, Ashton and Jamison; siblings Arlan (Karen) Waters, Brooklyn Park MN, Beverly (Richard) Lee, Cando ND and Darrell (Barbara) Waters, Bottineau; many nieces, nephews and their families, aunt Maralyn Braaten, Minot ND.
She was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws Leona and Paul Beutow.