Barbara Roseland, 63, of Seneca, S.D., passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, December 19, at the United Methodist Church of Faulkton with Rev. Bill Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Wednesday December 18 with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the church.
Barbara Alyce Logan was born August 31, 1950 to John Wilton and Isabel Carmen (Voiles) Logan in Cando, N.D. She was the second of five children born to John and Isabel. She was baby sister to Jane and would later become big sister to brother Jack and sisters Carmen and Joy. After graduating from Devils Lake High School, she attended both Lake Region Junior College in Devils Lake and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D. While a student at UND, Barbara was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Despite this discouragement, she returned to UND and worked her way through school earning her Bachelor's degree in English at UND.
While at UND, she fell in love with Sociology student Bruce Roseland. Upon her graduation, Barbara taught high school English in Esmond, N.D. On May 26, 1979, Barbara and Bruce were married at the First United Methodist Church in Devils Lake. Shortly after their wedding, they moved to Bruce's ranch home outside of Seneca and Barbara secured a job at Highmore High School teaching English, German, and Speech. She also coached Oral Interpretation and the One-Act and Three-Act plays. She taught there from 1980 through 1994.
Barbara and Bruce were blessed with two sons, Aaron and Adam, and they both were the apple of her eye.
Barbara was a people-person and enjoyed any opportunity to visit with friends and family. She was loyal, positive and encouraging to many. She loved many types of music and enjoyed singing and harmonizing. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and contributed by teaching Sunday school and participating in church activities.
When Bruce started writing poetry, Barbara enthusiastically supported and encouraged him by proofreading his work and contacting potential publishers. As his literary work became more recognized, she enjoyed accompanying him to poetry readings and book-signings. Throughout her life, from high school, to college, to teaching, to church, to meeting her son’s friends, to the various South Dakota Poetry Society gatherings, everyone Barb met was affected and infected with her relentless positivity and overwhelming kindness.
Barbara is survived by her loving family; her husband of 34 years, Bruce; children, Aaron Roseland of Hettinger, N.D. and Adam Roseland of Pierre, SD; sisters, Jane Kamara of Fargo, Carmen Votaw of Austin, Tex. and Joy Logan of Columbia, S.C.; brother, Jack of Canyon Creek, Mont.; sisters-in-law, Jane Roseland of Rapid City, S.D. and Kay Roseland of Minneapolis, Minn and several nieces and nephews.
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In lieu of flowers, her family requests a donation be made to the National MS Society. A memorial fund has been created in her name under Barbara Roseland Memorial Fund.
Luce Funeral Home of Faulkton, S.D., has been entrusted with Barbara’s arrangements