Hehman, Barbara Jo "Barbie" 64 of Otsego, MN passed away unexpectedly on March 22, 2019. Born on December 31, 1954 in Fairmont, MN to Bill and Nancy (Stacy) Magaard. She grew up in Sauk Rapids before a family move to Esko, MN. Barb graduated in 1973 and moved back to the St. Cloud area where she met Greg Hehman. They married on June 7th, 1975. Living in several places throughout their marriage, they finally settled in Otsego to be closer to their daughter Rheanna, son-in-law Matt, and their grandchildren, who adored her and affectionately called her "Mimi." Barb loved spending as much time as possible at the family cabin in northern MN, enjoying the deck, fishing, feeding chipmunks, and yearly swim to the island. More than anything, Barb cherished time spent with her family and friends, and especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Greg, daughter, Rheanna Caselius (Matt), granddaughters, Amelia (5) and Olivia (1); parents, Bill & Nancy Magaard of Bella Vista, Arkansas; siblings, Linda Magaard, Patti Magaard, Teri Wingness, David Magaard, John Magaard (Carla), Daniel Magaard (Tamara), and Michael Magaard (Kari). She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she loved and spoiled beyond measure. The loss of Barb leaves a huge hole in our hearts, and she will be missed more than we can imagine. A celebration of life service will be held June 29th. The location is TBD. If you wish to memorialize Barb please contribute to Bridging.org or your favorite charity that support children in her name. Condolences: brewerfuneral.com

Update on Barb’s Celebration of Life.  It will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 at the Holiday Inn at 9200 Quaday Ave. NE, Otsego,MN. We will have a  tribute honoring Barb at 1:00 followed by family and friends sharing Barbie stories. Dress is casual. 

Published on April 14, 2019