Obit: Barr, Duane (1939 - 2016)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Barr, Guzinski, Hagen, Libasci, Nelson

----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 8/31/2016

Barr, Duane (10 JUN 1939 - 28 AUG 2016)

Duane Barr, 77, Ogema and Garden Prairie, Illinois, died at his home in Ogema on Sunday, August 28, 2016.

He was born in Ogema on June 10, 1939, the son of Robert and Viola (Nelson) Barr. He was a 1957 graduate of the Prentice High School, and attended Wisconsin State University in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

He was married to Carol Lee Guzinski in Saint Theresa Catholic Church in Westboro on May 26, 1962. He was employed in the concrete construction industry his entire working career and for many of the later years operated his own concrete contracting business in Illinois.

He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Marengo, Illinois, and of the Bushbenders Snowmobile Club. In his free time he enjoyed snowmobiling, was an avid Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs fan, enjoyed watching auto racing and local sports.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Lee; by five children, Brenda Barr, New York, NY, Kimberly (James), Libasci, Waukegan, Illinois, Terry (Jennifer), Wauconda, Ill, Ricky (Wendy), Sturtevant, WI, and Father Timothy, Freeport, IL; and by 9 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by one brother, Glen.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, September 1, at Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Prentice with Father Gerald Hagen and Father Timothy Barr concelebrating the Funeral Mass. Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Ogema.

A Parish Wake Service will be held at the funeral home at 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday evening. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Wednesday after 5:00 P.M. and at the church on Thursday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of services.

Online condolences may be expressed at

The Heindl Funeral Home in Prentice is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.



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