Barbara Smith (79) of Cedar Rapids passed away on Wednesday September 18, 2019. Memorial service will be held on Saturday September 21, 2019 at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories at 3pm.
Barbara Jean Klungseth was born April 11, 1940 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin the daughter of William and Inez (Hayes) Klungseth. Barb was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, great aunt, and sister who cherished her family. She devoted over 25 years to her day care where she touched the lives of dozens of children and their families. Barb then retired and continued to share her love of baking by starting her own cake decorating business. She was a lifelong “suffering” Chicago Cubs fan who finally got to see her team reach the pinnacle of the sport by winning the World Series in 2016. She found a lot of joy in tending her flowers and bird watching.
Survivors include two sons Joel Mann and Craig Mann (Ossie Saguil); four grandsons Kyle, Josh, Jeremy, and Dalton; her siblings Wayne, Ronald “Butch”, Sonja, Dale, Leilah, Jerry, Rita; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.