Barbara Nuehring


Barbara Lynn Nuehring, 71, of Kasson, MN (formally of Mason City, IA), died Saturday, April 1, 2023, after a short battle with cancer.

Barb was born May 31, 1951, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Steggall) Whitney in Garner, IA. Following her graduation from Garner-Hayfield High School in 1969, Barb went on to finish a two-year program at Ellsworth Community College in the field of fashion merchandising. On August 25, 1973, Barb was united in marriage to Michael R. Nuehring. To this union two daughters were born. The couple lived around the Mason City area for 36 years. In 2010, the couple moved to Kasson, MN to be closer to their grandchildren.

For around 20 years Barb worked as a seamstress primarily making draperies. Later in life she worked at Premier Video and eventually retiring from the Hy-Vee Pharmacy.

Barb enjoyed spending her time reading, watching movies, and listening to musicals. She also became an avid cross-stitcher and bracelet maker. Barb especially enjoyed playing Dominoes every Wednesday with friends and volunteering at church. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Those thankful for having shared in Barb’s life include her husband, Mike; daughters, Amanda (Andrew) Pappas and Whitney Nuehring; grandchildren, Mia and Kellan Pappas; brothers in law, Richard Leet and Donald Nuehring; niece, Kimberly (Jon) Funkhouser; nephew, Todd (Jennifer) Leet; half-sister, Connie Allen Gutierrez; and many cousins, friends, and grand fur-children.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Kay Whitney Leet and Jan Whitney.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 Eighth Ave NW, Kasson, MN with Pastor John Weisenburger officiating. Visitation at 10:00 AM, service at 11:00 AM, luncheon to follow. All are welcome.

Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Kasson, MN.

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5 thoughts on “Barbara Nuehring

  1. My condolences to all the family. Barb was an incredible member of our “Team Chizek” for the Cerro Gordo Relay for Life for years! Making lovely bracelets, earrings, bookmarks to sell (you name it, she could make it.) Still have several bracelets and earrings-she always let team members have first choice-what a sweetheart. She will be forever part of our team and forever in our hearts!

  2. Rest in peace dear friend. I will never forget you and all the adventures we went. Your loyalty to the Royals was amazing. Your love for George Brett was so grand as we ended up naming our 2nd child Brett and I was the Yankees fan. I was so sad when you moved but so happy for you to be with your girls and grandchildren
    I was always of your nails- how you could type and click the counter top. A real great talent. I loved you like a sister and always will. Your biggest request was to see someone who looked like you- well you have 2 beautiful daughters and 2 grandchildren. Rest in peace my beautiful friend.

  3. I am so sorry that we no longer have Barb with us. She was a great addition to our Bible study and she will really be best. My heartfelt condolences to you all as her family may she rest in peace and I know you will all miss her terribly, and she was a great friend and we had a lot of fun together.

  4. On behalf of the Ellsworth College Foundation, we want to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Barb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

  5. Whitney and family,I am very sorry to hear about your moms passing . Prayers to your entire family and always cherish those memories that you have made.

    Tammy Lewis

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