Obit: Barbara J. Quaas

Barbara Jean Quaas, age 62, of Hutchinson, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at her home in Hutchinson. A Memorial Service was held Friday, September 7, at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Pastor Scott Grorud officiated.

Barbara was born on October 22, 1949, in Watertown. She was the daughter of Otto and Bernice (Prehn) Quaas. Barbara was baptized as an infant, and later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Watertown and was a graduate of the Watertown High School Class of 1967. Barbara furthered her education at the Abbott School of Nursing in Minneapolis.

Barbara resided in Hutchinson. She was employed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital for 30 years as a Critical Care Nurse and later at Park Nicollett in Minneapolis. She retired in 2006.  Barbara was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. After the tragedy of September 11, 2001, she became a volunteer for the American Red Cross.

Barbara had a beautiful singing voice: She was a background singer for Janet Jackson and also sang at the opening of Planet Hollywood at Mall of America, where she met Bruce Willis. Barbara was a singer in a Jazz Band at Abbott Northern Hospital in Minneapolis. She was always helping others. Barbara especially enjoyed spending time with her family, niece, Jenny, nephew, Jeremy and friends.

Barbara passed away Sunday, September 2, 2012, at her home in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 62 years.
Blessed be her memory.

Barbara is survived by her: Brother, Gary Quaas and his wife, Mandy of Hutchinson; Niece, Jenny Barnett and her husband, Josh of Hutchinson; Nephew, Jeremy Quaas and his fiancée, Tara of Hutchinson; Great Niece, Gracelyn; Great Nephews, Joshua and Ethan; Aunts, Gladys, Myrtle, Millie, Lila and Sylvia;Many other relatives and friends.

Barbara is preceded in death by her Parents, Otto and Bernice Quaas.
Arrangements by the Dobratz-Hantge Chapel in Hutchinson. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.