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Barbara J. Reynolds

March 25, 1958 — March 9, 2017

Memorial service for Barbara J. Reynolds of Albert Lea will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday March 18, 2017 at Christ Episcopal Church in Albert Lea.  Father Henry Doyle will officiate.  Friends may greet the family from 11:00 a.m. to noon.  A luncheon will be provided following the service.  Arrangements were handled by Bayview Freeborn Funeral Home, Albert Lea. Online condolences are welcome at

Barbara passed away peacefully on Thursday March 9, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester.  

Barbara was born March 25, 1958 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Niles and Beverly (Truesdell) Minehart.  She graduated in the top ten percent with Honors from Albert Lea High School in 1976.  She married Sean Holman on September 11, 1976.  They dissolved their marriage in 1997 and Barbara moved back to Albert Lea.  She married Scott Reynolds on March 25, 2000.  
Barbara worked for DCI Marketing in Milwaukee as a Production Manager for ten plus years.  Barbara was an avid reader, excellent cook, loved spending time in her garden, and working with her hands.  She also enjoyed listening to music especially the Beatles.  Above all else, her family and friends were important to her.  She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church.  

She is survived by her husband Scott; daughter, Shannon Holman and special friend Dan Salberg of Richfield; mother and step-father Beverly and Jerry Blakeslee of Albert Lea; brothers, Colin Minehart and his wife Sue, Paul Minehart, Thomas Minehart and his wife Laurie, and Jason Blakeslee all of Albert Lea; sister, Nancy Minehart of Roseville; five grandchildren; brothers-in-law Randy and his wife Peggy of Denver, Rick of Denver; sister-in-law, Deb (Reynolds) and husband Greg Christopherson,  as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father Niles, brother, Mark; son, Corey; grandparents, Charles and Vi Minehart, Orville and Lucille Truesdell, Ronald and Hattie Blakeslee; father and mother in-law George and Shirley Reynolds, and four uncles.
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