Date of Birth
March 9, 1932
Date of Death
January 12, 2022
Barbara “Barb” Jeanne (Weissenborn) Hoddinott, 89, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at home surrounded by her family. Barbara was born March 9, 1932 in St. Peter, Minnesota, the daughter of Frederick W. Weissenborn and Irene Margaret (Peterson). She was raised by her maternal grandparents Otto, and Edith Irene (Bjorkland) Peterson in St. Peter, Minnesota along with her cousins Arlene Ethel Jensen, formerly of Boone, IA., and Elizabeth “Betty” Biggart, formerly of Fort Collins, CO. She married the love of her life Bertram J. Hoddinott, Jr. on August 18, 1956 in St. Peter, Minnesota. They would have celebrated 71 years together this year. The image of Barb featured is a portrait painted by her husband. Barbara graduated from Miss Woods School for Teaching of Young Children at Macalester College (St. Paul), which prepared her for her lifelong profession as an educator. She began teaching Kindergarten in Belle Plaine, Minnesota and then in Wheaton, Illinois. Later in life, she enjoyed running a preschool program in Olympia Fields, Illinois. Barbara was an active member of the Infant Welfare Society, and proudly served as an election official for many years. Barbara was a conservationist at heart, and encouraged her family to appreciate and protect everything in nature. She was industrious, and intelligent. She loved her family, and had a special affinity for dogs, the Chicago Cubs, and popcorn. She is survived by her husband; daughter Mary Aylmer and partner Randy Longbrake, of East Peoria, IL; son Bertram of St. Charles, IL, daughter Kate and husband Nick Moss of Elgin, four granddaughters, and three great-granddaughters. She is preceded in death by grandparents, parents, and cousins. The family wishes to thank the staff at Delnor Community Hospital for their remarkable care and compassion, especially, Dr. Rao, and his dedicated team along with JourneyCare hospice for their compassionate support.
Private family services have already been held.