|1/17/2018 8:12:00 AM|
Funeral for Barbara Hautt-Erickson Jan. 20 at St. John's
The funeral service for Barbara J. Hautt-Erickson, 76, of Stewartvlle, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Lyle Fritsch officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville.
Mrs. Erickson died on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, following a lengthy illness with cancer, at the Stewartville Care Center, where she had been a resident since November of last year.
Barbara Jean Studer was born on July 30, 1941 in rural Brownsdale, to Ray and Leota (Lowe) Studer. She grew up in rural Brownsdale, attended school there and in Austin, graduating from Austin High School in 1958.
She was married on Aug. 3, 1958 in Dexter Township, to James Hautt. Following their marriage the couple lived in Heartland, where Barbara was a homemaker and was self-employed as a seamstress, who sewed and made alterations on many wedding dresses. They were later divorced.
Barbara was married on June 20, 1969 in Northwood, Iowa to Clester Erickson. They lived in northern Minnesota where they owned and operated Erickson Birch Haven Resort in Hackensack. They were later divorced. Barbara moved to Stewartville in 2002 where she could live closer to her family. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Stewartville. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, fishing and was a Minnesota Twins fan. She loved time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Barbara is survived by one daughter and two sons, Cinthia (Lars) Kraushar of Pine River; Mark (Carole) Hautt of North Liberty, Iowa and Eric (Jodi) Erickson of Owatonna; seven grandchildren, Gene and Amy Kraushaar, Alishia, Chris and Tim Hautt and Parker and Sawyer Erickson; 11 great-grandchildren, Ashley, Kimmy and Nick Kraushaar, Gene, Carter, Kyle, Emily, Eldon, Tyler and Zachary Hautt and Caelyn Miller; her sister, Kay (Jim) Bailey of Stewartville; her brother, Bryon (Cindy) Studer of Huntsville, Alabama, and her sister-in-law, Doris Studer of Waterloo, Iowa.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ronald Studer.
A time of visitation for family and friends will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday morning.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home. www.griffin-gray.com
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