Barbara J. Mruz


Celebration of Life will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Becker for Barbara “Barb” J. Mruz, 76, who passed away March 16, 2024, at Shepherd of Grace in Becker. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Dave Johnson officiating.

Barb was born June 15, 1947, in Litchfield to Don and Myrna (Wipper) McCalla. She married John Mruz June 10, 1967, at St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake. Barb lived in Clear Lake and was a homemaker and cook at various restaurants prior to moving to Becker in 2013. She enjoyed volunteering at Shepherd of Grace. Barb liked to read, cook, work on puzzles, play cards and games. Barb loved her sports. She was caring, loving, cherished time with her family and her phone calls always ended with an “I love you.”

Barb is survived by children Brian (Tammy) Mruz of St. Cloud, Deana (Paul) Hiltner of Melrose and Brenda (Jeff) Chmieleski of Foley; grandchildren Tony (Amanda), Amanda (Matthew), Chase, Michael, Tabitha, Alexis (Frost), Josh and Anna; great grandchildren Conner and Madalyn; siblings Roger (Denise) McCalla, Kenny McCalla, Diane (Tom) Aydt, Barry (Pam) McCalla and Bradley McCalla; and sister-in-law Sherry McCalla.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband John on Aug. 3, 2010, and brother Dean McCalla.

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