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Barbara Compart Anderson Horne died Nov. 11, 2017 at home. Born to Oliver and Mary (Pagel) Compart in April 17, 1951 in St. Peter. Barb was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Nicollet. Barb attended the Lutheran school thru 8th grade and graduated from Nicollet High School in 1969. Barb grew up on a farm in rural Nicollet. She enjoyed working with her father, feeding calves, milking cows and doing field work. Barb was a 10 year 4-H member, working on many project, holding various club officers, being a Jr. Leader and winning state trips to Washington D.C. and Chicago. Barb went on to more schooling at MSU and the community college in Austin where she got her degree as an LPN. In later years she took additional classes in Florida and received her RN degree.
Barb married Bruce Anderson on Aug. 20, 1972. Together they had 2 daughters and 1 son: Shawn, Ericca and Joshua. Shortly after marriage they moved to Florida where Barb worked at a Nursing Home for many years. In 2002, Barb and Bruce divorced. Barb then married Michael Horne in Dec. 2005 and together they moved back to Minnesota.
Left to remember Barb is her children: Shawn (Todd) Reekie of West Newfield, Maine, Ericca (Charles) Rittenhouse of Hialeah, Florida, and Joshua (Teresa) Anderson of Argyle, New York, mother Mary Compart of St. Peter, siblings Kathy (Larry)Zuehlke of Mankato, Nancy Solberg of New Ulm, Marj (Jeff) Hagen of Janesville, Steve Compart of Northfield, Sue Compart of St. James, and Paul Compart of Nicollet and 10 grandchildren Justin, Kyle, Aleyxa, MacKenzie, Gavin, Jonathon, Jadyn, Lily, James, Elizabeth.
Barb was preceded in death by her father (Oliver Compart) on April 24, 2017, her 1st husband Bruce Anderson in 2006, and her grandparents.
Published on January 10, 2018
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