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James "Jim" Hugh Barker

October 4, 1937 January 13, 2019
James "Jim" Hugh Barker
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Obituary for James "Jim" Hugh Barker

Winnebago – James “Jim” Hugh Barker, 81, of Winnebago, passed away Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Lincolnshire Place in Loves Park with his family by his side. He was born October 4, 1937 in Warren, IL the son of Robert Isaac and Shirley (Payne) Barker. He graduated from Warren High School in 1955. Jim married Beverly Jean Orth on January 31, 1958 at the United Methodist Church in Stockton, IL. Jim worked in building maintenance and operations at Woodward Governor in Rockford retiring in 1993. During his retirement he worked in the Parts Department at Rockford Truck Sales and Peterbilt, both in Rockford. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago. Jim enjoyed hobby farming and helping others in need.

Jim is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Beverly Barker of Winnebago; son, Greg (Erin) Barker of Rockford; daughter, Cindy (Dan) Shea of River Forest; grandsons, Matt (Jill) Dixon, Eddie Shea, Aidan Shea, Ben Simonovich; granddaughters, Leslie (Kent) Beishir, Cailyn (Douglas) Medley; great-grandson, Royce Hall; sisters, Dorothy Genthie, Marge Moreland, Mary Yenney; several nephews and nieces.

Jim is predeceased by his brothers, Robert Barker, Larry Barker, Doug Barker; sisters, Shirley Rowe, Margaret Case, Nancy Barker; nephew, David Barker.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago with Pastor Carroll Smith of the First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago officiating. Interment at Winnebago Cemetery near Winnebago. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for the First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

18

Jan

5:00 PM 1/18/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

19

Jan

11:00 AM 1/19/2019 11:00:00 AM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Winnebago Cemetery Final Resting Place

Westfield Rd.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Westfield Rd. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago

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