Barbara Jeanne Mohning age 88 of Garnavillo, IA. Came to join her heavenly Father on March 10, 2021, at the Elkader Care Center. Barbara was born on January 31, 1933, in Elkader, Iowa the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Dueringer) Burlingame, the youngest of 7 children.
Barbara received her education and graduated from the St. Joseph’s Catholic School in Elkader. She also attended Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa for two years following her graduation, before marrying Loren Frederick Mohning on July 16, 1955, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader, Iowa. It wasn’t long before the couple had their first child. Within 10 years and 3 days, the couple enjoyed more jubilation as 7 additional children came to join the Mohning family.
Barbara was compassionately religious in her faith. She was a long time member of the Catholic Daughters. She loved spending time with her family and friends and was a devoted mother, grandmother & great grandmother. Barbara loved to cook and bake. Every Sunday she prepared Sunday dinner for her family and always made homemade buns and pie for dessert. She enjoyed quilting, playing cards, gardening, watching the Cubs, and going out to eat (especially at the Clayton Lighthouse). Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. They always brought a smile to her face.
Barbara was received by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ leaving behind her 8 children, three daughters, Vicki (Steve) McLane, Terri, and Kristi (Stuart) Clefisch. Five sons, Tom, Mike, Lyndon, Kurt and Quint. Four Grandchildren, Matthew McLane, Luke (Mandi) Clefisch, Nathan (Samantha Roussel) Clefisch and Amy (Craig) Kluesner. She also leaves behind three sweet Great Grandchildren, Sylvia, Hazel and Elsie Clefisch, and many outstanding cousins, nephews and nieces.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Loren. her Daughter-in-law, Lori Mohning, her 6 siblings and spouses. Edward (Blanche and Dolores), Bernard, Gladys (Glen) Mentzel, Dorthy (Reynold) Hedeman, Ruth (Jim) Sorensen, Marjorie (Lorin) Hamann and her Sister and Brother-in-Law Oscar and Laverne Troester.
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that all memorials be directed to St. Josephs Church or St. Mary's School.
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