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Sunset Funeral Home & Sunset Cemetery

2250 St Anthony Boulevard NE, Minneapolis, MN

OBITUARY

Barbie Rusten Larson

November 21, 1975February 13, 2020
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Age 44, of Big Lake, passed away on Thursday, February 13th, 2020.

Barbie devoted her life to her daughters and her grandson. She enjoyed relaxing, reading, traveling, shopping, and keeping up with her fairy garden in her backyard. Barbie showed her love by spending quality time with friends/ family and by giving gifts. She welcomed everyone she met and always made people feel accepted. Barbie gave the best advice and she enjoyed sharing her experiences. She’ll be remembered as a beautiful, kind, loving, and vibrant mom who left us too soon.

Preceded in death by daughter, Gabrielle Rusten; and mother, Susan Rusten.

Survived by husband, Chad Larson; children, Lexee Mark (Gavin Mark), Maggie Larson, Allison Larson; grandchild, Benett Mark; father, Robert Rusten; siblings, Kelly Demarais, Michelle Petron; and many nieces/nephews.

Celebration of Life will be held at 11 am on Friday, February 21st at Wulff Funeral Home (1485 White Bear Ave, St. Paul). Visitation two hours prior to services at the funeral home. Burial Sunset Cemetery.

In lieu of monetary gifts, please send memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital in her honor.

  • FAMILY

  • Gabrielle Rusten, Daughter (deceased)
  • Susan Rusten, Mother (deceased)
  • Chad Larson, Husband
  • Lexee Mark (Gavin Mark), Daughter
  • Maggie Larson, Daughter
  • Allison Larson, Daughter
  • Benett Mark, Grandchild
  • Robert Rusten, Father
  • Kelly Demarais, Michelle Petron, Siblings
  • Barbie also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • the American Diabetes Association and/or the Minneapolis Children’s Hospital

Services

  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 21, 2020

Memories

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Lori Cornelius

February 21, 2020

Sincere condolences from our family to yours as you celebrate Barbie's life. She was kind and always welcoming with a smile. Cherish your memories and may they bring comfort to you in this time of sadness.

Terri Nagle

February 16, 2020

Barbie was the kindest woman I had the pleasure of knowing. My prayers are with all of you. May You have peace & comfort during this difficult time. Love you all. Terri Nagle

Jill Lies

February 15, 2020

When I met Barbie we were in highschool. And became fast friends. I share so many special memories with her and baby Lexee. When we grew up with lost touch as people do. When I heard about baby Gabby, I went to her house. When we did see each other we picked up where we left off. I took for granted her being here. She was an amazing mom, daughter, grandmother and friend. I'm going to miss just knowing she is here. But she is with her mama and baby.

Sheryl Sandeen

February 14, 2020

I remember the first time I met Barbie, she had red hair.. Maggie and my daughter had a play date.. I was nervous meeting other mothers as we all are, Barbie welcomed me into her home where I immediately felt comfortable. I met Maggie and Pie (Ally) for the first time .. Kayla was laughing and running around with the girls.. they were too, so friendly! Barbie and I connected immediately and became fast friends.. we went through a lot together. What a spirited lady she was! I still can’t believe she’s gone.. God needs her with Him now.. and she’s with her little angel Gabby.. knowing she’s at peace is comforting, but grieving is still a hard process! She was a wonderful mother, friend and spirit she will be missed.
Love you girl! I know your dancing up in heaven!

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Biography

Barbie devoted her life to her daughters and her grandson. She enjoyed relaxing, reading, traveling, shopping, and keeping up with her fairy garden in her backyard. Barbie showed her love by spending quality time with friends/ family and by giving gifts. She welcomed everyone she met and always made people feel accepted. Barbie gave the best advice and she enjoyed sharing her experiences. She’ll be remembered as a beautiful, kind, loving, and vibrant mom who left us too soon.