Tricounty News

Barbara Hoskins, 84

Barbara Hoskins of Pierz died Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her home. She was 84.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 9, at Riverside Church, 3435 County Road 45 in Brainerd. Friends may gather one hour before the service at the church. Luncheon will be served following the service.

Barbara Jean Hoskins was born April 21, 1929, to  William Liske and Minne Blomseth in Pequot Lakes. Barb was a wonderful woman who was surrounded by a large family, and an even larger extended family. She will be missed by so many, especially around the times when someone is looking for the family recipes. She was the core strength of the great cooking that stems from her family. She will truly be missed.

Barb was preceded in death by her husband James Elvin Hoskins.

She is survived by her children Jim, Randy (and Kathy), Lonny (and Dawn), and David (and Carol); grandchildren Brandi, Shelley, Shari, Stacie, Luke, and Shannon; as well as an abundance of great-grandchildren.