A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the United Methodist Church, Lu Verne. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Oakcrest Funeral Services, Lu Verne.
Robert "Bob" E. Barber was born March 28, 1924 in Lake Crystal, Minnesota, son of C.E. and Pearl Mae (Lawman) Barber. He attended school in Whittemore for 7 ½ years and then graduated from Bode Consolidated School in 1942. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Army in April of 1943. During WWII he was stationed in Scotland, England, and Germany. He was honorably discharged in April of 1946.
Bob married Doris Schipull on July 28, 1950, at the United Methodist Church in Lu Verne. Together they farmed east of Lu Verne. Bob enjoyed golfing, playing baseball and softball, and attending his children and grandchildren's events. He was a 51+ year member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church, where he served as the treasurer for many years.
Bob died Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Algona Manor. He was 95.
Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Doris of Lu Verne; children, Dennis (Carol) Barber of Madison, WI, Mark (Kathy) Barber of Bettendorf, Curtis (Jan) Barber of Des Moines, IA, Kent (Stacy) Barber of Algona, Kevin (Kandi) Barber of Coralville, and Peggy (Mark) Lenz of Whittemore; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Jahr of Mankato, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Iola (Bob) Cash, Myrtle (Bill) Meyer and Richard (Ellen) Barber; and brother-in-law, Noren Jahr.
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Our deepest sympathy to you, Doris, and family. Our prayers of comfort are with you
also. Robert and Lorraine Pergande
Dear Aunt Doris and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I wish I could be there with you tomorrow. I have lots of fond memories of Uncle Bob and all of you. Take care and God bless you. Julie (Jahr) Montanez
Our deepest sympathies go out to all the Barber family during this difficult time. We pray that the Lord blesses you with fond memories, and the strength to endure as you grieve Bob's passing.
Steve and Betsy Macek.
Dennis & Carol & all family members - thinking of you in these days. We have heard many wonderful stories about how gracious a man you father / grandfather / uncle / neighbor always was. David & Karen Franker, Madison WI
Aunt Doris and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dick and Paulette
Our deepest sympathies to Doris and family
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