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Bilden-Askew Funeral Home
Saturday September 17th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

Bilden-Askew Funeral Home
Saturday September 17th, 2022
11:00am

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Barbara Enger

Barbara Enger, 76, of Jamestown, ND passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at her home in Jamestown. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Bilden-Askew Funeral Home in Northwood, ND. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to the Goose River Cemetery, 1593 143rd Ave NE, Hatton, ND 58240.

Barbara Jean Enger was born to Douglas and Lillian (Thompson) Enger on November 25, 1945, in Mavville, ND. She attended school in rural Newburgh Township, graduated from Hatton High School, and received an elementary teaching degree from Mayville State University. She taught in Steele, N.D. and then in Jamestown, ND, for 23 years. She later worked as a daycare representative for a government food program and also enjoyed caring for children as a daycare substitute.

Family was everything to Barb, and she loved spoiling her five nieces and nephews and 10 great nieces and nephews. She enjoyed baking them cinnamon thumb cookies and making special holiday-themed Jello Jigglers. As a former teacher, she enjoyed hearing about their adventures at school, always calling on the first day and wishing them well as they participated in sports and activities.

She cherished her strong Norwegian heritage, helping to plan and attend family reunions and was an active member of Goose River Church in Hatton.

Barb enjoyed many years of playing the piano, singing in the church choir, attending bible studies and knitting things such as baby booties for newborns of loved ones. She participated in the Sons of Norway and the Jamestown Retired Teachers Association and was a Twins baseball fan.

She was known for her sense of humor and friendly demeanor, love of family and friends and deep pride in her Lutheran faith. She enjoyed regular visits with many special friends, relatives, neighbors, former teachers, and students.

Barb is preceded in death by her parents Douglas and Lillian Enger. She is survived by her brothers David (Eileen) and Steven (Dorothy), aunts Monica Anderson and Donna Gramstad and several nieces and nephews.

 


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Guestbook

Wonderful comforting pastor at the service in Northwood.

Dean & Donna Beattie, Bemidji Sep 18 2022 8:13 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Barb and I go back a long way to her first teaching job. Barb was a good friend and I will miss her smiles, phone calls and visits. We always kept in touch and always had a good time together.

Shirley Brusven Sep 17 2022 2:23 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Barbara Enger. Barbara was my 1st grade teacher at Washington Elementary School and was one of my favorite grade school teachers. I remember her reading us a book called "Last One Home is a Green Pig".

Shane Moran Sep 14 2022 1:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Enger

Alan Hefty Sep 14 2022 1:07 AM

Sympathies to the family; Barb was a caregiver at daycare for our children and went to Trinity Lutheran with us in Jamestown. May her memory be blessed.

The Widmer Family Sep 13 2022 10:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Enger

Judy Korsmo Sep 13 2022 8:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Enger

Marilyn Bye Sep 13 2022 7:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Enger

Robert Stavens Sep 13 2022 4:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Enger

Linda Groth amundson Sep 13 2022 3:45 PM

WE ARE GOING to MISS YOU

Elnor A Thompson Sep 13 2022 1:50 PM

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