Obituary Record

Howard Earl Jr. Barnes
Died on 10/2/2003
Buried in Fort Calhoun Cemetery

Pilot Tribune 7 October 2003


Howard E. Barns, 75

Howard E. Barnes, 75, of Fort Calhoun, died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2003, at Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 6, at Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church, with interment in the Fort Calhoun Cemetery. Military honors were provided by Fort Calhoun American Legion Post No. 348.

Howard Earl Barnes Jr. was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Cotesfield to Howard F. and Bessie (Waggoner) Barnes. He grew up in Elba and attended Elba Consolidated Schools. He graduated from high school in 1947.

On June 21, 1953, he married Phyllis Hansen at the First Lutheran Church in Blair.

Mr. Barnes farmed in the Elba area for six years before the couple moved to Fort Calhoun, where he continued to farm. He also worked for Sno Corporation in Omaha for several years.

He was a member of Masonic Solomon Lodge No. 10 A.F. & A.M., American Legion Post No. 348, and V.F.W. Post No. 5637, all of Fort Calhoun. He was also a member of Elba Methodist Church for more than 60 years.

His hobbies included hunting, fishing and playing cards, and he was an avid reader. He loved farming and caring for animals. He had a great sense of humor and many loyal friends.

His is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Fort Calhoun; sisters, Elna Lassen of Elba, Janice Hochstetler of Dannebrog, Kathleen Glinsmann of Shelton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Sharlene Hansen of Dennison, Iowa, and Dale and Virginia Hansen of Eureka Springs, Ark.; several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Betty Lynn; brothers-in-law, Howard Lassen and Donald Hochstetler; and nephew, Craig Glinsmann.

Memorials are suggested to Solomon Lodge No. 10, Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church, or the Fort Calhoun Rescue Squad.

Sievers-Sprick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

#2 Funeral Leaflet

In Loving Memory of Howard E. Barnes

Born August 18, 1928 Cotesfield, Nebraska ~ Died October 2, 2003 Omaha, Nebraska

Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 6, 2003 Fort Calhoun Presbyterian Church. Officiants: Rev. Gregg Miller & Rev. Martha Voigt. Music: “The Old Rugged Cross” & “Amazing Grace”. Dave Sheets, Soloist, Carol Sprick, organist

Pallbearers: Ned Miller, Dick Tietz, Tony Ellis, Dan Babcock, Richard Gochanour, LeRoy Beber, Dan Masloskie, Randy Klawitter

Honorary Pallbearers: Mike Hochstetler, Gene Smith, Roland Husk, Tim Hochstetler, Rodney Glinsmann, Ralph Givens

Visitation and Masonic Service: 3-8:30 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2003. Family Receiving Friends 7:00-8:30 p.m. Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m.

Interment and Honor Guard: Fort Calhoun American Legion Post #348, Fort Calhoun Cemetery

~~~ Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska~~~

FindaGrave #: 7967542

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 10/7/2003