Barbara Mae Vlasin
Barbara Mae Vlasin, 73, of Madrid, passed away Oct.6, 2017, at the Perkins County Hospital in Grant, Neb.
Barbara was born April 12, 1944, in Imperial, Neb., to Robert and Margaret (Revell) Bonner. She attended Madrid High School where she graduated with the class of 1962.
On July 21, 1962, Barbara married Neal Vlasin at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wallace. The couple made their home on the Vlasin farm south of Madrid before eventually moving into town. Their union was blessed with five children.
Barbara had worked at the school as a janitor and cook for several years. She waitressed and tended bar as well. In later years Barbara babysat, which was something that she found very fulfilling.
Barbara kept big gardens over the years and liked to can her surpluses. She was an excellent cook and a dedicated wife and mother.
Barbara was a longtime member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church as well as the Altar Society. She was also a member of the 3-M Club.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Mary; brother Bruce; sisters Marilyn Tegarden and Glenna Peintner; and parents-in-law Stanley and Dorothy Vlasin.
Survivors include her husband Neal Vlasin of Madrid; children Trudy (Gary) Samuelson of Ceresco, Pat (Patti) Vlasin of Grant, Kevin Vlasin of Madrid and Brenda (Brad) Johnson of Hay Springs; grandchildren McKayla (Brandon) Aschinger and their son, Charlie, all of Breda, Iowa; Joey, Jakeb, Mattie, and Cooper Johnson, all of Hay Springs; brother Brad (Tracy) Bonner of Loveland, Colo; along with many beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A memorial has been established in Barbara’s memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at bullocklongfuneralhome.com.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at 10 a.m., at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant with Fr. Thomas Bush as celebrant. Burial will be in the Madrid Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday, Oct. 9, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant with a Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. at the church.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant was in charge of arrangements.