Obit: Barr, Fred J. (1921 - 2004)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

Wednesday, June 9, 2004 edition of the Clark County Press

Fred J. Barr

Fred J. Barr, age 82, of Willard, died in the Palliative Care Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, June 4th.

Fred J. Barr was born on June 7, 1921 in Ryegate, Montana, the son of Fred and Mary (Beohn) Barr. His family moved to the Greenwood area in 1923, where Fred was raised and educated, graduating from Greenwood High School in 1939. He was united in marriage to Bernyce Celar on Oct. 27, 1944 in Winona, Minn. Fred was a lifelong entrepreneur. He and Bernyce owned and operated Barr Minkery fer 30 years and also operated a large feeder cattle operation. A pet food operation was established in 1968, when Barr Mmkery became Barr Animal Foods, which he operated until the time of his death. He was a member of Elks Lodge #665 in Marshfield and was a member of the American Fur Breeders Association.

Fred's greatest love was his family. He loved to travel with the family and worked Country Thunder Music Festivals with them this past April. Gambling and playing cards were his favorite pastime.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Bernyce, of Willard; three sons, Larry (Sheila) Barr, of Eau Claire; Tom (Betty) Barr, of Oshkosh; Scott Barr, of Eau Claire; one daughter, Patti (Steve) Denk, of Greenwood; five grandchildren, Todd, Jamie, Rosemary, Jason and Danyal; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Jake (Ruth) Barr, of Greenwood; two sisters, Annafae Heck, of Neillsville; Frances Marg, of Eau Claire; and one sister-in-law, Sally Barr, of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David and Tom Barr; and one sister, Edna Paulson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 8 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Burial was in the Greenwood City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Todd Barr, Jamie Barr, Jim Barr, Jason Denk, Larry Klabon and Al Noah.



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