Age 81, of Duluth, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022. She was born in Duluth on September 1, 1940, to Donald and Katherine (Swor) Dinehart. Barbara was known for her culinary presence in Duluth. She and her mother were instrumental in the operations of the Radisson kitchen. Barbara started her career at the 5th Av Hotel and Woolworth’s, prior to the Radisson opening. Barbara enjoyed being raised in Duluth and loved Lake Superior. She cherished spending time at the cabin with family. Barbara had a love for Christmas. She enjoyed baking and her sugar cookies were famous among friends and family. Visiting Bentleyville was a holiday treasure! Barb enjoyed the Swor family annual picnic and Christmas parties. Then came Elvis. Anyone who knew Barb, knew she LOVED Elvis. Barb was a loving, caring and very giving person, to both her family and friends. She was always the first person to lend a hand where needed. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Ann’s for her care the past three years.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Katherine Dinehart; daughter, April Wicklund; former spouse, Russell Johnson. Barbara is survived by son, Vaughn (Barb); grandchildren, Danielle (Michael) Hartman, Donald Wicklund, and Dustin (Krysta) Johnson (Anna Daeda); great-grandchildren, Addison and Vincent Hartman; Ethan, Emerson and Russell Johnson; brother, Dwight (Marylee) Dinehart; brother-in-law, Jon Johannessen; nieces and nephews, Michelle Dinehart, Jaimie (Dale) Marcus and Scott (Cassandra) Dinehart; great-niece, Lauren Dinehart; and close friend, Mary Walkowiack.
A Memorial Service will be at 2:00pm on Monday, March 14, 2022 at Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E. Second Street, Duluth with a Visitation beginning at 1:00pm. Masks required.