Barbara Wagtskjold

September 19, 1940 - July 25, 2018

Obituary for Barbara Wagtskjold

Barbara age 77, passed away at home Wednesday July 25th after a long battle with cancer.

Barbara Kay Wagtskjold (nee Conley) proceeded in death by parents, first husband Donald Herrick, brother Roger Conley, and sister Collette Steiner. Survived by brothers Richard and Ronald Conley, her children Steven (Murniati) Herrick, Kathleen (Chris) Engelberth, Paul Herrick, second husband David Wagtskjold, and grand children James, Sophia, Matthew.

Long time resident of Edina and Brooklyn Center. Barbara was a talented artist, quilter, sewer, and an avid reader. She volunteered at the LCM’s healing room.

Barbara graduated from Allen College School of Nursing in Waterloo Iowa. She was a dedicated RN who advocated for her patients at various hospitals, most recently Fairview Southdale Hospital. Where she retired after 25 years of service. Barbara had a love for people especially her grandchildren and step-grandchildren. She also had a passion for the beauty in nature and design.

Funeral service Saturday, 8/4, 2PM, Lutheran Church of the Master, 1200 69th Ave. N, Brooklyn Center. Visitation Friday, 8/3, 5-8PM, Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, and 1 hour prior to service at Church.

Barbara will be interred at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, next to her first husband Donald Herrick.


Friday, August 3rd
5-8 PM

Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
6000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN

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Saturday, August 4th
2 PM

Lutheran Church of the Master
1200 69th Ave N.
Brooklyn Center, MN

Visitation 1 hour prior to service.

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