Barth, Kim Marie (Breault) 67

Kim Marie (Breault) Barth was born on May 19,1956 in Minneapolis to DuWayne and Adele (Hill) Breault. Kim passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN on November 6, 2023, surrounded by her family.

Kim was both baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Mt Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.

Kim graduated from Minnetonka High School in 1975 and married Dan Peterson shortly thereafter. They were blessed with two children, Marie Lynn and Jeremy Danial.

Kim was a stay-at-home mom for several years until she jumped into the family business at Star Bowling and Golf Supply. She worked alongside her parents as their masterful engraver of sports trophies until DuWayne and Adele’s retirement.

Kim was a loving and caring firecracker amongst her family and friends. She loved to share a good joke, make people laugh, shop a great thrift store and watch sci-fi movies. Kim loved a trip to the casino or a card night with friends, pumpkin pie, teasing her nephews and getting “schmootches” from her grandkids. She was an enthusiastic giver of gifts. Her family was always anticipating what crazy gift they would receive on a birthday or Christmas. She always had her Christmas shopping done in July and would anxiously await the day she could see everyone together at Christmas. Kim may not have been able to give much but she insisted on sharing what she had because it gave her joy. Sometimes her gifts were wildly away from the mark but family always got a kick out her choices and knew the intention was from her heart.

Kim loved animals! Always taking in strays and making sure they found good homes. In her younger years, she managed to talk her parents into keeping a Welsh Terrier she named Titus. He was their beloved pet for many years along with horses, Pepper and Reddy. Many family pets would follow. She would care for a menagerie of dogs, cats and birds. Kim’s first job in her teen years was taking care of the horses at the Wayzata Country Club.

Kim married Lyle Barth on June 24, 1988 in Watertown, SD. They were married for 20 years until his passing Dec 12, 2008. He was the love of her life and we are at peace knowing they are together again.

Kim suffered a debilitating stroke days after her 45th birthday and lived with the threat of an inoperable aneurysm for 22 years. Even though she was limited physically and struggled cognitively, she still was a firecracker and knew what she wanted. She didn’t suffer fools and made sure you knew it! Family gatherings will not be the same without our gregarious mom, gramma, sister, auntie and friend.

Along with Lyle, Kim is preceded in death by her parents, DuWayne and Adele, Grandparents; Murl and Sylvia Hill, Milton and Noray (LaVenture) Bistodeau and Urban Breault. Uncles and Aunts; Bud Hill, Gene and Lois Hill, Irving Nessel, Jerry and Delores Kopveiler, Lee Farrier and Robert Breault. Cousins; Gene Murl Hill, Larry Hill, Craig Hill, Laurie Kopveiler, Sharon Brown and David Nessel.

Kim is survived by her children Marie Peterson and Jeremy (Michelle) Peterson. Grandchildren; Austin Paech, Blake Peterson, Caleb Butler, Ethan Peterson and Isabelle Butler, sister, Kathy (David) Breault and nephews Cody (Beth) Barth, Patrick Barth and Taylor (Amanda) Barth and their families.

Kim is further survived by her Aunts Mary (Erick) Erickson and Mary Breault, cousins; Cindy (Tony) Green, Julie (Ken) Wills, Laurie Garnett, Ryan (Lisa) Garnett, Reenan Breault and Amy (Brian) Besick and their families.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.