Verthein, Barbara Marie Age 71 of Minneapolis, died 26 July 2020. Born in Marshall, MN on 28 March 1949 to Edward and Rita Van Dorpe. Baptized, confirmed, and married in St. Eloi Church of Ghent, MN. Graduated in 1967 from Central Catholic High School, Marshall, MN, and attended Commercial College in Mankato, MN. Barbara was a dedicated Government Civilian, working first for the U.S. Navy, then for the Dept. of Veterans Affairs from 1968-2010, rising to the Executive Secretary for the VA Health Network Midwest Region Chief of Staff. She married Richard Verthein in 1970 and, together, raised two sons, Jeffrey (Baltimore, MD) and Scott (Milwaukee, WI). Barbara was preceded in death by her father, Edward. Barbara was a loving daughter, wife, and mother. She was an exceptional and well-loved friend to many people. Neighbors, co- workers, friends; the ultimate giver, she offered her help, support, and care for everyone that she knew. This included cooking, where she was famous for her pies made with her special crust. She was very active in her church community and Women's Guild. She was easy to laugh and ready for adventure, loved travelling and spending time with her girlfriends and family. She adored the singing birds and the sun through the trees. Happy to the end, she dealt with her journey with grace and grit. Public visitation will be held 2-5 PM Thursday, July 30th, followed by a private family funeral mass at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel. Masks and social distancing required. Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of Christ the King, the Park Nicollet Frauenshuh Cancer Center, and the Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Hospice. A special thank you to the doctors and staff at Frauenshuh, the Hospice nurses and staff, and the "Beads for Barb" rosary prayer group for their love, support and prayers. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100