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By Marie Perry
Communications Director for the School District of Belleville 

Barb's Wheels Were Always Turning

Funseth wove her life around others and, as a result, her memory lives on in the Belleville Learning Community


March 31, 2022

Photo courtesy of Marie Perry

From left: Susette Alsteens, Anthony Nolden, Betty Wolff, Jannan Kosak holding the new memorial honoring Barb Funseth.

Thucydides once said, "What you leave behind is not engraved in stone monuments but what is woven in the lives of others." As we approach springtime without Barb (Disch) Funseth, we know the reality of Thucydides' sentiments. Barb truly wove her life around others as the former Transportation Director for the School District of Belleville from the time she started in her role driving bus in 1978; so, the Belleville learning community recently came together to honor her memory with a beautiful tribute that now graces the School District of Belleville's Bus Barn – a place Barb once called...

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