Cover photo for Carol Barbknecht's Obituary
Carol Barbknecht Profile Photo
1949 Carol 2019

Carol Barbknecht

August 11, 1949 — April 3, 2019

Battle Lake

Carol Barbknecht, 69, of Battle Lake, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in her home under the care of Hospice.

Carol Marie Barbknecht was born on August 11, 1949, in Browns Valley, Minnesota the daughter of Raymond Edward and Patricia Kathleen (Allen) Gettman. Carol grew up working and playing in her grandfather's and father's grocery store. She graduated from Browns Valley High School in 1967; she attended Moorhead Technical School, and later furthered her education by taking classes with Moorhead State University and the University of Minnesota Morris.

Carol Gettman and William C. Barbknecht were married on June 20, 1970, in Bellflower, California. They began life in Richfield Minnesota, spent five years in Browns Valley, MN. and twelve years in Barnesville, Minnesota. In Barnesville, Carol was employed with American Life and Casualty Insurance Co. functioning as an investment accountant. The next thirty years were spent in the Underwood/Battle Lake community and for twenty-eight of those years; she operated Carol Barbknecht Accounting Services. After selling her business she worked for Carlson Accounting until she retired in 2017.

Carol enjoyed golf and started and co-chaired the Cancer Golf Tournament at Balmoral Golf Course near Battle Lake. The tournament raised $8,000 - $14,000 a year for local cancer center patients. She loved helping veterans and was a loyal member of the American Legion Auxiliary. In 2008-2009 she was the State President of American Legion Auxiliary and raised $25,000 to help furnish the Fergus Falls Veterans Memorial Chapel. Carol was on the National American Legion Audit committee and was in her tenth year of service with the State American Legion Finance Committee. She also served as the treasurer for Economic Development Corporation in Underwood, MN. Bowling was another hobby she enjoyed and for twenty-five years she bowled with the ladies league at the Shoreline in Battle Lake. She enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren, traveling whenever possible to visit them. Her children called often and she was always there to listen or give advice about cooking, taxes, finances and raising kids.

She is survived her by husband Bill; two children, Trish (Jess) Machuca of Las Vegas, Nevada and Jason (Sandi) Barbknecht of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; five grandchildren and one great-grandson, Christopher Barbknecht, Katie (Joey) (Nicholas) Adlerete, Cat Machuca, Noah Barbknecht and Faith Machuca; sister, Kathy (Orrin) Anderson of Milbank, SD; brother, Ron (Judy) Gettman of Browns Valley, MN; step-sister, Jacqulyn Mellendorf of Clear Lake, SD; two step-brothers, Karl (Patty) Wolk of Richland, WA and Kurt (Tammie) Wolk of Onalaska, WI; and by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Memorial Service: Easter Weekend - 11 AM, Saturday April 20, St John's Lutheran Church in Ottertail,

Visitation: 4-7 PM Friday, April 19 at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Battle Lake, with a 5:30 prayer service

Clergy: Rev. Karl Weber and Rev Paul Warnier

Interment: Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery by Little Falls

Funeral Home: Glende-Nilson of Battle Lake

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Carol Barbknecht, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, April 19, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Glende-Nilson Funeral Chapel (Battle Lake)

102 S Lincoln Ave, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Prayer Service

Friday, April 19, 2019

Starts at 5:30 pm (Central time)

Glende-Nilson Funeral Chapel (Battle Lake)

102 S Lincoln Ave, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St John's Lutheran Church

31963 Co Hwy 61, Ottertail, MN 56571

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 49

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree