Barbara Dybvik
Barbara Dybvik

Barbara Ann (Kruegel) Dybvik, 68, of Lake City, died on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at her home in Lake City after battling lymphoma cancer since October 2017.

She was born in Preston to Arnold and Marguerite (Campbell) Kruegel on Jan. 16, 1950.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church.

She grew up on the family farm and attended school in Preston, graduating in 1968.

That summer she participated in the Fillmore County Dairy Princess contest and was crowned Region 10 Dairy Princess.

She attended Mankato State and then became a flight attendant with Northwest Airlines.

She married John Dybvik and they resided with their children, Jed and Nola, on the Dybvik family farm south of Harmony. They later divorced.

After moving to Lake City, she enthusiastically restored and decorated her 1920s-era cottage style house. She also enjoyed gardening, tending to her yard and antiquing. She was a fun-loving gal who thrived on spending time with family and friends. Throughout her life, she was known as the queen of clean and a gifted baker, specializing in artistic cakes. She loved entertaining and had the gift of hospitality. The greatest joy of her life was cultivating a special relationship with each of her six grandchildren. She made frequent trips to Blooming Prairie and Ventura, Calif.

She is survived by her son, Jed F. Dybvik (Trisha) of Ventura, Calif.; daughter, Nola J. Wradislavsky (David) of Blooming Prairie; her grandchildren, Garrett and Leighton Wradislavsky, Tiffany, Mackenzie, Brynlie, and Johnnie Dybvik; her brothers, Kent Pfremmer (Marge) of Lakeland, Fla., and Philip (Vicki) Kruegel of Preston; sisters, Shelia (Bill) Johnson of Lake City, Susan Kruegel of Red Wing, Jackie (Richard) Burmeister of Harmony, Gayle (Larry) Boraas of Red Wing, Lisa Stone of Patterson, Ga., and Candace (Paul) Larson of Eagan; step-brother, Todd Hagel (Brenda) of Sparta, Wis.; and many loved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services for her were held on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston.