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“I share in your sorrow , RIP ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: robtat@peoplepc.com

“Barb and I went through K-12 together in Wahpeton Schools plus Sunday School and VBS at Immanuel Lutheran. My grandfather baptized her Dad in German...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: susan curtiss - patterson, NY

“Took her to the 1966 Wahpeton Senior High prom ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Lonny Smith

“Barb was my best friend from grade school through freshman year until dating boys took over. We were always together. Everything from church...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Peggy (Luebke) Strand

“Our thoughts are with your family ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Mike Sturdevant

“We were both HS classmates of Barb. We so enjoyed our visit with Barb at the 2012 class reunion. She spoke fondly of her husband & son. She was...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Priscilla (Morris) & Mike Stur

“Family of Barb - I am deeply saddened by news of Barb's passing. Barb and I graduated from Wahpeton HS together. Although we had not been in close...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Paula Deike Wheelock

“Tom, Sorry to hear of Barb. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Dick Estes

“Tommy, I was shocked to hear of Barb's passing and I'm having a difficult time coming to terms with it, which I know you are as well. Barb was such a...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Rose Foley Derr - Lancaster, PA

“Tom & Nickolas,Oh my, I have to sigh the guest book, what a shock, my classmate, childhood friend, my weekly telephone share a visit friend. I...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Allan & Gail Lynch

“Tom, Mary and I were so saddened to hear of Barb's passing. We've kept every letter that she sent us since we first met her at our high school...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Jim and Mary McDonough

“It was during Mrs. Hlavaty's Mass Communications class at CCHS I was inspired to pick up my first 35mm camera and look at the world through the...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Dean Mickelson

“Sorry to hear of your families loss, she was a great teacher, one to be remembered :) she always had a smile and was a thoughtful person ”
13 of 22 | Posted by: Jennifer Sorenson

“Sorry to hear of Mrs. Hlavaty's passing. She was my English teacher many many years ago and I have very fond memories of my years in her classes. ...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Stacie Garland

“I am so very sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was an important part of our high school class at Wop and I remember spending many hours at the...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Larry Hanson, Portland, Oregon

“So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Hlavaty had to have had good humor to work all those years with adolescents! I think back, and remember her having...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Jane (Skarvold) Kjosen

“Mrs. Hlavaty was my teacher as well at CCHS in Jr High. I also was lucky to be her JET student my senior year....I have fond memories of her. My...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Rachel Holzwarth

“Sorry to hear of Mrs. Hlavatys passing. She was my teacher at CCHS and she used to read aloud the books she had assigned. I loved that. My...Read More »
18 of 22 | Posted by: Catherine Orvik

“So sorry for your family's loss. She was my english teacher in casselton. She was a very nice person and a great teacher. ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Terryl (smith) Christensen

“Sorry to hear of your loss, Tom. My thoughts and prayers are also with you. As you know, our mother, Betty, thought of Barb as one of her favorite...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Robin (Wiederholt) Westrick

“Tom, I was so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Michelle (Wiederholt) Kurle. ”
21 of 22 | Posted by: Michelle (Wiederholt) Kurle

“Sorry for your loss. Barbara was my English teacher in Casselton. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
22 of 22 | Posted by: Valerie (Burley) Steinhaus


Barbara (Bohn) Hlavaty, 64, Menahga, MN, originally Wahpeton, ND, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, November 1, 2013, at Essentia Health, Fargo, ND. The Memorial Service will be November 6, Wednesday, 1 PM at Willow Creek Chapel, (920 3rd Ave. N.) Wahpeton, ND. There will be visitation with the family one hour before the service. Inurnment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton. Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, have been entrusted with the arrangements. Barb was born January 20, 1949 at Breckenridge, MN, the daughter of Norman and Vivian (Ehlers) Bohn. She grew up in Wahpeton, was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church, Great Bend, ND, and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton. Barb attended grade school in Wahpeton. During her youth she spent many winter hours skating in Chahinkapa Park; also developing her passion for reading and playing the piano. She graduated from Wahpeton Senior High in 1967, attending NDSCS and graduating from Moorhead State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in English, and a minor in Philosophy. She was united in marriage to Thomas Hlavaty on August 28, 1970 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton. The couple lived in West Fargo, ND, where Barb commuted to Casselton, ND, where she taught English for 32 years. Throughout her teaching career she also taught summer school at Fargo South. The couple retired and moved to Menahga, MN in 2009. Barb had many interests she was enjoying in retirement; including gardening, knitting, sewing, jigsaw puzzles and crafts. Her family and friends looked forward to receiving her artistic letters; each one being treasured. Barb is survived by her husband Thomas Hlavaty, Menahga, MN; her son, Nicholas (Antje) Hlavaty, Harborside, Maine; her father, Norman Bohn, Wahpeton; her two sisters: Deborah (David) Shasky, Moorhead, MN; Catherine (David) Eide, Nisswa, MN; three nephews: Matthew (Jennifer) Ketterling, Denver, CO; Andrew (Becca) Harrigan, Ellendale, MN; and Benjamin (Tori) Ketterling, Fargo. She was preceded in death by her mother, Vivian L. Bohn.