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Published February 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

Barbara Jo Eiden-Molinaro

Barbara Jo Eiden-Molinaro, 62, died unexpectedly from rare complications of chemotherapy on February 15, 2014 at OSU Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

Born October 31, 1951, Barbara graduated from Brainerd MN High School (1970). She earned a Bachelors in Political Science from Concordia College, Moorhead MN, (1974) and a Masters in Theology from Hamma School of Theology at Wittenberg University (1978).

Barbara Jo Eiden-Molinaro

Barbara Jo Eiden-Molinaro, 62, died unexpectedly from rare complications of chemotherapy on February 15, 2014 at OSU Medical Center in Columbus, OH.

Born October 31, 1951, Barbara graduated from Brainerd MN High School (1970). She earned a Bachelors in Political Science from Concordia College, Moorhead MN, (1974) and a Masters in Theology from Hamma School of Theology at Wittenberg University (1978).

From 1979 to 1992 Barbara served at Concordia College, Moorhead MN, where she worked in Student Affairs as Associate Dean. In 1992 she moved to Fergus Falls MN and established Success Services, Inc. a project management consulting firm. In that capacity, she managed the Ottertail County Family Services Collaborative as well as many other projects. In 2006 she relocated to Washington DC and continued to operate her business. DC clients included the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the National Council on Aging. In 2012, she moved to Athens OH. In January 2013, she joined the staff of Rural Action, The Plains OH, as Chief Operating Officer.

Always active in the communities where she lived, Barbara served on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations and as President of First Trinity Lutheran, Washington DC and Augustana Lutheran, Fergus Falls, MN. She dedicated her life and career to helping and improving the lives of others and was a woman of profound faith.

Barbara and her husband John Molinaro met in seminary, were married at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN, on September 17, 1977 and parted upon her death. Barbara is also survived by her mother Virginia (Dahly) Eiden of Nisswa MN, her brother Timothy Eiden, his wife Julie and children Katherine, Steven and Daniel of Menomonie, WI, her foster daughter Jody (Thom) Peterson and her husband Terry Peterson of Lengby, MN, and Jody's four children Ben Westby and Kolby, Maeghan and Sloane Peterson.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. March 1, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church in Athens OH. Memorials should be made to Rural Action (RuralAction.org) or Christ Lutheran (clcathens.org). Barbara has remembered Concordia College with a planned gift.

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