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Wilson H. Barber

Male 1925 - 2006  (81 years)


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  • Name Wilson H. Barber 
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 10 Feb 1925  Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military say 1943  [1
    During WWII, he served with the U.S. Navy. 
    Died 16 Nov 2006  Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary 18 Nov 2006  [1
    Died Thursday evening November 16, 2006. Bill was born February 10, 1925 in Battle Creek, Michigan, a son of Arthur and Luler (Morse-Johnson) Barber. During WWII, he served with the U.S. Navy. He had been a Kalamazoo area resident since 1979, coming from Grand Rapids. He was employed with Modern Tile and Carpet for many years, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Lighthouse Community Church and the Bogue's Rogues military organization. He was also the past commander of the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers; and 4 sisters. On October 13, 1979, he was united in marriage to Carol J. (Cooper) Barber, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children, Steven (Kathryn) Barber of Newaygo, MI, Sharon (Rick) Fedoruk of Berrien Springs, MI, Beverly Mercer of Dutton, MI, and Edward "Lee" (Diane) Bylsma of Grand Rapids; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray Barber of Portage; 2 sisters, Leona Schmier of Flint, MI, and Lilly Donahue of Beloit, WI; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held 11 o'clock Tuesday at the Lighthouse Community Church, 4321 S. 11th Street. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. Private interment will be in Genesee Prairie Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army or the Lighthouse Community Church. 343-1508.  
    Buried Genessee Prairie Cemetery, Oshtemo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2608  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Polly
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2018 

    Father Arthur W. Barber,   b. 16 Feb 1887, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1964, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Luler Johnson,   b. 06 Jan 1890,   d. Apr 1973, Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Yes, date unknown  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carol J. Cooper 
    Married 13 Oct 1979  [1
    Children 
     1. Stephen Barber
     2. Sharon Barber
     3. Beverly Barber
     4. Edward Barber
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F3100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1925 - Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 2006 - Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Genessee Prairie Cemetery, Oshtemo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1129] Obituary of Wilson H. "Bill" Barber, (Michigan: Life Story Funeral Homes, 2006).