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Barb Billiet

July 24, 1949 — December 11, 2021

Graceville, MN

Barb Billiet, age 72, of Graceville, MN, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Essentia Health - Holy Trinity Hospital in Graceville after a short battle with cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville, MN. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church on Wednesday. Father David Breu will celebrate the Mass and interment will be at Graceville Consolidated Cemetery.

The service will be livestreamed and recorded and will be available at the bottom of this page.

Barbara Ann Billiet was born on July 24, 1949, in Graceville, MN. She was the daughter of Raymond “Buck” and Kathleen (O’Connor) Billiet. Barb was baptized and confirmed at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville. She attended Catholic school and graduated from Graceville High School in 1967. Barb attended Moorhead State University and graduated with her degree in teaching.

For the next 35 years, Barb’s first and only teaching job was in her hometown of Graceville. She taught physical education and health classes. Barb also coached The Shamrock Girls in basketball, volleyball, and golf. She also worked many summers at the Graceville Golf Club.

Since her retirement in 2007, Barb enjoyed many trips with her special teacher friends, outings to the casino, and Ladies Day golf. She was an active member of her community and her church. Barb served on the Essential Health Foundation Board, was the Religious Education coordinator for several years, and was an active member of the Holy Rosary CCW. She was always willing to help out in working or organizing a funeral luncheon.

Barb’s most important role was “Auntie Barb”. Her greatest joys were the times spent with Michael and Alisha and later, their boys. She enjoyed their school accomplishments, sporting events, holidays, birthdays, or just being there to help.

Barb is survived by her brother, Larry (Karen) Billiet of Graceville, MN; nephew, Michael (Cassie) Billiet; niece, Alisha (Steve) Podobinski; and great-nephews: Jack Billiet, Hank Billiet, and Burke Podobinski.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

9:30 - 10:30am (Central time)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

511 Studdart Ave, Graceville, MN 56240

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

511 Studdart Ave, Graceville, MN 56240

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Committal

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Starts at 12:00pm (Central time)

Graceville Consolidated Cemetery

, Graceville, MN 56240

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