B. Lovdahl obit

Barbara L. Lovdahl

Barbara L. Lovdahl, age 90, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at
Monmouth Nursing Home on May 16, 2020 10:25 pm. Barbara was born on
December 29, 1929 in Eleanor, Illinois and is the daughter of Edgar V.
and Edith V. Murrell Icenogle. She was raised and educated in Monmouth
where she attended Harding School and graduated from Monmouth High
School in 1947. Barbara married C. Creighton Lovdahl on June 29, 1947 in
Monmouth, and he passed away on September 7, 2017. Barbara began work as a seamstress working for Formfit Company, then working at K and G Sewing Center, and finally at Kid’s Corner, all of Monmouth, Illinois.

Barbara loved gardening and working in her own garden. She completed the University of Illinois course and was considered a ” Master Gardner “.
She and Creighton also took Ball Room Dancing and loved to dance together. They would often take overseas trip to various foreign countries where they often danced together. Barbara also loved home decorating and often assisted her family and friends in their home decor. Lastly, Barbara enjoyed and often hand crafted Porcelain Dolls and had many in her collection. In their family’s recollections, the words ” If Barbara could imagine it, then Creighton could build it ” was often heard.

Surviving Barbara are her daughters, Linda Lofdahl (David) of Canadian
Lakes, Michigan and Kathie Arthur (Richard) of Monmouth, Illinois, and
three sons, Michael Lovdahl in San Diego, California, Jon Lovdahl (Vicki
Haase) of Monmouth, Illinois and Brian Lovdahl (Amy) of Portland,
Oregon. There are numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren
surviving. Barbara has two sisters surviving, Reva Zielke of Alexis,
Illinois and Janice Rader (Larry) of Galesburg, Illinois. A number of
other relatives are also surviving.  She is preceded in her death by her
parents, husband Creighton, one daughter, two sisters, one brother, and
two grandchildren.

An entombment service for Barbara L. Lovdahl is planned by her family on
Wednesday May 20, 2020 at the Mausoleum of Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery at 10:00 am. No visitation and/or viewing is planned at the
funeral home.  CDC recommendations and social distancing should be
observed at the mausoleum during this time. Entombment is then to be
accorded in the Mausoleum.. Her family would suggest planting a tree or
planting an area of flowers in her memory rather than send flowers. To
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