Maleta Fanny Barquist

Written by Theresa Rose on January 13, 2015

Maleta Fanny Barquist, age 92 , formerly of Olds and Wayland, died Sunday January 11, 2015 at Henry County Health Center. The daughter of Henry and Lenora (Boshart) Yoder, she was born March 25, 1922 near Wayland. On March 6, 1954 she married Lawrence Barquist at Kahoka, MO.; he died July 3, 1978. She attended Sommer and Eicher schools. Maleta spent her entire life serving her Lord and helping others. Prior to her marriage she was a hired girl for many families and continued to help by cleaning, watching their children and elderly family members until she was 80 years old. Maleta was an active member of the Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church, especially the womens sewing group, bible study, and helping with church dinners. While at Parkview, she made and donated 200 lap blankets. She enjoyed her large gardens, flowers, quilting, preparing meals and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include: one daughter, Rachelle Brecht of Lisbon, Iowa; one son, Dan Barquist of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee; six grandchildren;

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Larry and two sisters.

The funeral service will be Thursday January 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Swedesburg Lutheran Church, with Rev. Mark Youngquist officiating. Interment will follow at the Swedesburg Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-6:00 p.m. at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, where the family will meet with friends.

Memorials have been established for the Swedesburg Lutheran Church or Parkview Home in Wayland.