Barbara Sarah (Wieland) Kinsella passed on April 30, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 2, 1923 in Bertha, MN. After marrying Joseph Kinsella October 12, 1943 they made their life together in NE Minneapolis and then Brooklyn Center. She worked most of her life in hospitality and Amway. She had a love for music and was a member of the St. Alphonsus church and choir for many decades. Her and Joe loved to go dancing and entertain guests. She was a celebrity bowler on bowling for dollars and was even caught on Candid Camera. There were a few things she lived by; eat the ice cream, buy the shoes, and playing cards made for a great day. Being with family is what made her happiest. She was always planning or attending reunions, even up till her 98th birthday celebration in Georgia. Sending out greeting cards to family and friends gave her great joy, and each was signed with love prayers and stuffed with a two-dollar bill. Her last years were spent in Zumbrota, MN where she loved to go out to lunch, read her bible, and pray for her family. Despite a problem with her right foot at the end, she passed on to glory with both of her high arches intact.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph, father Edward Wieland, mother Antonia (Roediger) Wieland sisters Adeline, Marjorie, Dorothy and brother Carroll, daughter Kathryn, daughter-in-law Catherine and great-granddaughter Alice. She is survived by her son Stephen F Kinsella and son-in-law John Mrozek. Sister-in-laws Vernabee Wieland and Rita Kinsella. Grandchildren Patrick Mrozek (Helen), Shannon Johnson (Jim), Erin Schlaak (Ben), Andrew Mrozek, Michelle Kinsella (Shawn), Kimberly Kinsella, Lisa Cooper (Robert), Stephen M Kinsella (Clarice), Christopher Kinsella, Marcus Kinsella, Makenzie Kinsella and Ralph B Olson. Her great grandchildren; Evan Mrozek (Anna), Eden Mrozek, Mara Els (Daniel), Alissa Johnson, Alec Johnson, Michelle Alvord, Brady Schlaak, Carter Schlaak, Mady Schlaak, Ella Schlaak, Breanna Walter, Ryan Cooper, Scott Cooper, Charley Cooper, Ian Kinsella, Liam Kinsella, Tiana Kinsella, Kai Kinsella; great-great grandchildren Gracelynn Mrozek and Nathan Kinsella, and the VanHatten family.
Services will be at St Alphonsus Church, 7025 Halifax Ave N, in Brooklyn Center Thursday May 12th at 11:00 A.M. with visitation an hour earlier. Condolences can be sent to: Barbara Kinsella c/o Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429.
Thursday, May 12th 10AM
St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
7025 Halifax Ave N.
Brooklyn Center, MN
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