Obit: Barr, Fred (1921 - 2004)

Transcriber: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Barr, Blomberg, Denk, Klabon, Noah, Beohn, Celar, Heck, Marg, Paulson

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 7 June 2004

Barr, Fred (7 June 1921 - 4 June 2004)

Fred J. Barr

Fred J. Barr, 82, of Willard died in the Palliative Care Unit at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield on Friday, June 4, 2004. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Greenwood. The Rev. Terri Blomberg will officiate, and burial will follow in Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Todd Barr, Jamie Barr, Jim Barr, Jason Denk, Larry Klabon and Al Noah.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services.

Fred J. Barr was born on June 7, 1921, in Ryegate, Mont., 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 for 30 years and also operated a large feeder cattle operation. A pet food operation was established in 1968, when Barr Minkery became Barr Animal Foods, which he operated until the time of his death. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 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; 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.

Social Security Death Record

Fred  J Barr
Birth: 7 June 1921
Social Security Number: 388-14-8010
State: Wisconsin
Last Place of Residence: Clark, Wisconsin
Previous Residence Postal Code: 54493
Event Date: 4 June 2004
Age: 83

Biographical Information

        Senior High School Photo, 1939

Barr, Fred (1921 - 2004)

1940 Federal Census, Eaton Town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Fred J Barr, white, single male
Birthplace: Montana
Birth Year (Estimated): 1921
Last Place of Residence: Same House

Household Members
Fred W Barr Head M 63
Mary E Barr Wife F 53
Anna Fay Barr Daughter F 19
Fred J Barr Son M 18
Robert Grabe Hired hand M 18

The Advertisement Above, featuring the Barr Bros. Fox Farm, Greenwood, Wis.

Appeared in the Greenwood Gleaner, 7 Mar 1940



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