Barbara (Nilssen) Griffiths

Died: Tue., Sep. 4, 2018


2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 14, 2018
Location: Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Fri., Sep. 14, 2018
Location: Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 15, 2018
Location: Scheuermann-Hammer Funeral Home

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Griffiths, Barbara Nilssen, 65, of Edina, Minnesota passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at home from acute leukemia.  Barbara was born in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, to Laurence and Lillian Nilssen.  She attended Clear Lake schools and went on to achieve degrees in Dietetics from Stout, University of Wisconsin, and Master of Business Administration from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania. Barbara was active in state and local Dietetic Associations and school food service organizations. Barb was an enthusiastic ski instructor at Highlands Hills in the Twin Cities metro for many years, exemplifying her interest in mentoring young people and giving her best to their future success.  Barb is preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gary Griffiths, son Evan (Katie), grandson Emmett, sisters Brenda and Bonnie, brothers Brad, Larry, and Carl, sisters in law Caryn, Leslie and Margaret, and mother in law Meryl.
Funeral services are planned for 3 p.m. Friday, September 14th at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th and Knox, Minneapolis, with visitation one hour prior.  Visitation and burial is planned to take place in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 15th with visitation hours from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Scheuermann Funeral Home, in Clear Lake.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution be made to the Nilssen Scholarship fund at Clear Lake schools.

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