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Bessy Caroline Barnick, age 85, of Wells, MN died Wednesday, December 9th, 2020 at Parkview Care Center in Wells. A Memorial Service for Bessy will be Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells with Pastor Mary Iverson officiating. The service will be Live Streamed from Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home’s Facebook page, starting at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family with arrangements. Please see brussheitner.com to leave online condolences.
Bessy Caroline was born September 13, 1935 in Bricelyn, MN, the daughter of Oscar and Joy (Haunches) Hamson. She was united in marriage to Henry Frederick Barnick and to this union 3 children were born.
Bessy was an active member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries. She loved babysitting and spending time with her grandkids. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and quilting. She made baby blankets and hats for donation and made sure all her grandkids had quilts. Bessy loved baking and planning holiday events with family. She enjoyed helping Carol Goeden with her daycare and working in her yard to keep it neat and well taken care of. Bessy loved loved traveling, everywhere from Texas to see her daughters, “up north” to spend time with family, and her special trip to Thailand with her daughter Cheri in 2015.
Bessy is survived by her children: Robinn (Dwight) Bruckhoff of Aitkin, MN, Jane (Perry) Allen of Deerwood, MN, Cheri (Jeff) Thofson of Alden, MN; siblings: MaryAnn Voss of Mankato, MN, and Gerald Hamson (Glorian) of Bricelyn, MN; grandchildren: John (Heidi) Bruckhoff of Apple Valley, MN; Roxanne (Mat) Rasmussen of Garrison, MN; Sarah (Travis) O’Neil of Aitkin, MN; Candice Salas of St. Coud, MN; Tony Allen of Austin, MN; Ryan (Jessica) Barnick of Mantorville, MN; Tonya Thofson, of Alden, MN. Great-grandchildren: Mason Bruckhoff; Dylan, Kahli, and Hannah Rasmussen; Baylie and Brooklyne O’Neil; Jordan Quade; Christopher and Livia Salas; Roman and Jewelty Barnick.