Services for Barb Wickham

Barb Wickham, age 68, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Friday, February 9th, at home with her family by her side. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fosston with Father JohnMelkies Suvakeen and Father Dave Super Concelebrating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday, February 16th, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Family will also greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Arrangements are with the Carlin Funeral Home of Fosston and messages of condolence may be sent at


Barbara Jo Worshek was born February 23, 1949 in Jackson, MN, daughter of George and Betty Worshek, and was the oldest of seven siblings.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Jackson. She graduated from Jackson High School in 1967.  She received further education at the Minneapolis School of Business. 


Barb and Erv were united in marriage on April 17, 1971 in Jackson.  They made their home in Merrifield, MN where they had two children. They moved their family to Staples, MN in 1978 where Barb provided daycare for many families.   In 1986 they moved to Fosston, MN where Barb worked at Wille’s Pharmacy and later for Provider’s Choice. 


Family was one of Barbs biggest passions, her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren were her pride and joy. Whether it was watching a performance, chauffeuring them around, or playing cards, she never gave up an opportunity for cherished time with family. In the summer months you could often find Barb at Island Lake. She and Erv enjoyed spending time at her brother Mark’s cabin, where company was always welcomed. Every winter Barb looked forward to spending time in Florida with Erv and in-laws Mike and Linda.


She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she served on a variety of committees. Barb was well known as the “funeral lady” as she was responsible for coordinating the meal after funerals. She enjoyed volunteering at the Embassy, First Care Nursing Home, and serving Meals on Wheels.


On Friday, February 9, 2018, surrounded by family at her home, Barb entered into Eternal Life.


Barb is survived by her husband of 46 years, Erv, of Fosston; two children, Tamie (Todd) Rue of Fosston, MN and Matt (Chantel) Wickham of Fosston, MN; Grandchildren, Brook (David) Burggraf, Tia and Jake Wickham; Great Granddaughters, Claire, Camille, and Callie Burggraf; Siblings, Jim (Connie) Worshek of Prior Lake, MN, Donny Worshek of Parker, AZ, Bob Worshek of Luverne, MN, Nancy Worshek of Robbinsdale, MN, Mark Worshek of Fosston, MN, and Brad Worshek of Le Sueur, MN.


She was preceded in death by her parents; step mother, Bev Worshek; and many loved ones.


Honorary Pallbearers are her nieces and nephews.

Active Pallbearers; Jim Worshek, Don Worshek, Bob Worshek, Mark Worshek, Brad Worshek, Nancy Worshek, Linda Sullivan, Ron Wickham, David Wickham, and Paul Wickham.





Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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