Barbara Salminen

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Barbara Ellen Salminen age 55 of Petoskey passed away on February 13, 2019.  She born September 26th, 1963, in Willard, OH to Ethel Short and Earle Barnett.

She is survived by her husband of 12 years Alan., her children, Johnny Rossman, Sharon Rossman, Lindsay, Shaun, Zach Salminen, Patrick Beatty and Erin Beatty.  21, and counting Grand Children, and her sister Ora Metcalf.

Barbara was preceded in death by her Parents, brothers, Earle Barnett Jr, Samuel Barnett, Eddie Barnett, and John Murphy Jr.

Barb was an honest, hard working, and caring woman. Small in stature with such a large spirit.  She was an amazing person, a mother to many, and a friend to all.  Gone from this world to soon.

Her memories, values and lessons will live on through everyone she loved. Her family and friends will never forget her.

You mothered us all.

From everyone that you have touched along the way,

Goodbye Mom.

8 comments on “Barbara Salminen”

  1. Please accept our deepest sympathies over the loss of Barbara. We pray that God will provide the family with the strength needed to endure this difficult time.

    1. Beautiful soul that will continuee to watch over us all.. You made the world a better place. Love you forever. Forgetting you never…

  2. 3 years may not be that long to some people grandma, but to me it feels like a lifetime. I miss you so much, I wish time could go back to where we would talk all day, just so I could hear your voice one more time! I know you see me down here on Earth I hope you are proud of the young woman I am becoming. I’m almost 16 now grandma, and tomorrow is my FIRST day of high school, I wish you were here to give me some advice for me, I cant wait to see you in another lifetime. Tell Nana Viv I love and miss her for me, and hug Kristen for me, please.

  3. Just recognizing there’s a site I can post on, I love the outlet. Mom I miss and love you so much. February is always a rough month..and even more so as the 13th approaches.. keep watching over me. RayLynns getting so big. Highschool, working, driving!! Keep your guidance around her, keep her safe. And always watch over Shyanne and Sheldon. I love you Mom. 🤗

  4. What I wouldn’t do to hear your voice, I know you are in a good place. I love you Barb. I was so fortunate to have you as a mom(in-law) keep an eye on Zach❤️

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