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1 of 16 | Posted by: Jill Carlen Miller - Fargo , ND

“I have known Barb I have known Barb Gebecke by having been served by her in the Touchmark Willows dining room. She was one of the nicest ladies I...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Prof. Daniel K. Reitan - Fargo, ND

“I am a sub on a bowling league that Barb was a member of. Enjoyed her company and our visits, glad that our paths crossed in life. Memories to hold...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Monica Mohs - acquaintance

“We are thinking of you and your family, Diane. It is hard to lose our moms. love to you! ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Tootie & Ron Wical - MN - Friend

“Punky and Diane, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of both your parents. Its hard to know what to say. Your mom had the biggest, most loving heart....Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Rhonda Mae (Gustafson) Schumm - ND

“Diane & James, I am so sorry for your loss and with time the pain will heal. I have been your mothers friend for over 45 years even the miles between...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Norma Jean - Olympia, WA - Friend

“Jim and Diane, Paul, Sean and I all wish to send our sympathy in the loss of "Aunt" Barb. We remember her with fondness and consider ourselves...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Melanie Gebeke Stahl - Niece

“I worked with Barb for 3 years at Good Sam. Barb was more then a co-worker, a truely great friend, who shared life situations, laughs, and great...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Alyssa Chisholm - Tracy, MN

“Barb and I worked together about 2 years ago at the Good Sam in Fargo. About 2 months ago I saw Barb and she gave me the biggest hug I will never...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Diana Orn - Fargo, ND

“My prayers and thoughts go to the Family. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Alice Morrison - Hunter, ND

“Diane, Jim, and families, we were so sorry to hear about Barb. We know how hard it is to lose a loved one, especially at this time of the year. Our...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: David and Patsy Madsen - Hunter, ND

“Barb was one of my mother's "Good Sam" caregivers these past two years. Barb was amazingly kind and gentle. Tonight when Mom and I were remembering...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Lee Morrow - New York, NY

“Diane and family. My thoughts are with you as you go through this most difficult time. Your mother touched many lives and her memory will live on...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: carol meyers - Erie, ND

“Jim ,Losing both your father and mother in only a matter of weeks is so heartbreaking . God be with you and your family . ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Barb Graalum - friend

“Jim & Marlys Witt, & Family ~ I briefly new Barb while I worked as the Devonshire manager @ Touchmark at Harwood Groves caring for your father. I...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Maren Moseng - Abilene, KS

“Jim and Diane, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was always good to Stacy and I. We spent a lot of time at your house growing up and she...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Darcy Nelson - Fargo, ND - Niece


Barbara Gebeke, 64, Fargo, ND died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Sanford Health Palliative Care, Fargo.

Barbara Ann Witt was born October 7, 1948 at Breckenridge, MN to Walter and Virginia (Waddington) Witt. She graduated from Fargo Central High School, then attended one year of classes at Interstate Business College. Barbara worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide and Dining Assistant.
She worked at the Good Samaritan Center in Arthur and Fargo, Touchmark in Fargo, and also worked part time with One on One Catering. She was a lifetime resident of North Dakota.

Barb welcomed foster children in her home for 18 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She took great pride in her grandchildren and was loved by the clients she took care of. Barb will be greatly missed.

She is survived by a son, James (Maria) Jones, Moorhead, MN; two daughters, Diane Osland, Moorhead, Kari (Marty) Dahlen, Fargo; two brothers, Charles Witt, and Jim (Marlys) Witt, both Fargo; one sister, Marlys (Bob) Potter, Fargo, ND; one half-brother, Barney (Pam) Canada, Owasso, OK; three step-brothers, Maurie (Sandy) Goughnour, Amarillo, TX, Marshal Goughnour, Bemidji, MN, Carlton (Sandy) Goughnour, Fargo; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and step-mother, Mavis Witt.

Memorials are preferred to Lend a Hand Foundation.

Memorial Service: Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2 PM at West Funeral Home, West Fargo with visitation one hour prior and reception to follow. (family requests casual dress)

Final Resting Place: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo.

Condolences can be sent online westfuneralhome.com

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