Robert E. Barber

March 28, 1924 – Jan. 7, 2020

Robert "Bob" Barber died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Algona Manor. He was 95.

Funeral services were Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lu Verne, with the Rev. Mark Heath officiating. Burial was in the Lu Verne Township Cemetery.

Robert E. Barber was born March 28, 1924, in Lake Crystal, Minn., son of C.E. and Pearl Mae (Lawman) Barber. He attended school in Whittemore for seven and one-half 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 World War II, he was stationed in Scotland, England and Germany. He was honorably discharged in April of 1946.

Bob married Doris Schipull 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 childrenís and grandchildrenís events. He was a member of the American Legion for more than 51 years and a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, where he served as treasurer for many years.

Bob is survived by his wife of 69 years, Doris, of Lu Verne; children, Dennis (Carol) Barber of Madison, Wis., Mark (Kathy) Barber of Bettendorf, Curtis (Jan) Barber of Des Moines, 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, Minn.; 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. Online condolences may be left at

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