Barbara J. Harthan, 78, formerly of Duluth, MN, passed away peacefully at her home in Becker, MN on February 8, 2021 with family by her side, following a courageous year battle with gallbladder cancer. Barb was born in Duluth, MN on June 17, 1942 to Donald and Edythe Wesanen. She graduated from Duluth East High School. Barb was married to her husband, Larry, for 50 years and they lived in Duluth until his death in 2013. She worked for North Shore Bank of Commerce, ran a successful cleaning business for several years and Avon business for 42 years, receiving several awards. Barb loved sewing, craft projects, decorating, cooking, baking, gardening, hiking, antiquing and trips up the shore of Lake Superior with her husband, Larry. Barb was an amazing, loving and generous woman. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She was always there for her family, offering love and support. Her family was always at the forefront of her life. She was truly a mom like no other. Barb was loved so much by her family and friends. Her love can never be replaced and the memories of her will live in our hearts forever. Barb is survived by her children, Pamela (Donald) Morgan of Cordova, TN, Kevin (Jean) of Sartell, MN, Laurie (Chris) Hasler of Becker, MN and Natalie (Christopher) Brown of Becker, MN, along with seven grandchildren and other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society. There will be a private family service.
Patricia M. Maisuk, age 84, of Duluth, died Tuesday, February 23, 2021