Anissa Barnes


Anissa BarnesAnissa Barnes age 46 of Redwood Falls passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. Visitation is 5:00 – 7:00 pm Thursday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Interment is in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Anissa Julan (Thomas) Barnes was born September 18, 1968 in Whittier, California to Harry and Julie (Young) Thomas. She was baptized December 1968 in Whittier and confirmed May 2, 1982 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls. Anissa graduated from Redwood Falls High School. She married Kevin Church and in 1992 their son, Tyler, was born. Anissa lived her entire life in Redwood Falls. She was a loyal employee at Zytec, Artesyn, and Daktronics. Anissa was an avid sports fan who loved the Minnesota Wild, Twins, and Vikings. She enjoyed watching NASCAR and going to Brainerd International Raceway to watch the races. Anissa also loved music.

Anissa is survived by her son Tyler Church of Moorhead; mother Julie Thomas of Redwood Falls; brother Brent Thomas of Redwood Falls; nephew Nathan Thomas of Olivia; boyfriend Scott Schroeder of Redwood Falls who loved her and made her very happy; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her father Harry in March 1993, grandparents Shorty and Rose Young, and uncle Neil Young.


  1. Greta Franklin says

    I don’t know what to say except I am so very sorry for your loss.
    God wrapped Anissa in his arms and lifted her to heaven where she is a very special child of God.
    Peace and comfort to all of you.

  2. Julie and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathies.


  3. Teresa Koplin says

    Dearest Julie~
    So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies from our family.

  4. Michelle Hansen Lammers says

    Tyler and family–I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You have our prayers and sympathy!

  5. We are very sorry for your loss.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Jodi, David, Brett & Dylan

  6. Jill Voeks Anderson says

    Julie and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Anissa. Please know that I’m thinking about you and am sending hugs your way. Jill

  7. Donna Grabow says

    With Deepest Sympathy
    I worked with Anissa in Redwood Falls. I thought she was a very nice lady and enjoyed working with her. My thoughts and prayers are with Anissa’s family and friends.

  8. Barbara Hindermann Thibedeau says

    My deepest sympathy in this time of passing. Anissa was a very nice person. My thoughts and prayers to her son and her family and friends. May God give you all the fondest memories and comfort in this time.

  9. Jan Guennigsmann says

    I am very sad to hear about your daughter. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  10. Julie and Tyler,

    We are so sorry to hear of Anissa’s passing. She was far too young. May God be with you and help you in your healing process.

    April & Dan

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