Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Barbara Rae Russo, loving Mom, Grandma, Sister & Friend, 70, of Shoreview, lost her battle with cancer on Sept. 19, 2011.
Barb graduated with a teaching degree from Millikin University in 1963. She served students for many years in the Mounds View School District teaching English. After retiring, she joined the Ramsey County Sheriff Department first as a volunteer, then as an employee. During her years of service, she earned 2 Distinguished Service Awards.
Barbara is survived by 3 children, James (Rochelle) Russo, Steve (Angie) Russo and Anne (Doug) Horter; 7 grandchildren, Tony, Matt, Joey, Sami and Kalley Russo, Drew and John Horter; brother, Jim (Kathy) Coffman; nephews, Scott and Bill Coffman; 3 step-children, Sue, Kim and Scott Bugge. Preceded in death by parents Raymond and Eloise Coffman.