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David W. Barr II
Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

May 22, 1931 to September 25, 2017

WINAMAC - David Wallace "Dave" Barr II, 86, of Winamac, passed away Monday, Sept. 25, at his home surrounded by family.

He was born May 22, 1931 in Winamac to the late David W. and Clara C. Dilts Barr. He graduated from Winamac High School in 1949 and attended Purdue University. On April 7, 1951, he married Virginia Olson in Winamac and they were married for 66 years. She survives.

Also surviving are: 
Randy (Debbie) Barr, Montgomery, TX, Son 
Christine (Mike) Gilman, Winamac, Daughter 
Craig (Pam) Barr, Winamac, Son 
7 Grandchildren: Chad (Kristy) Gilman, Natalie Gilman, Justin (Megan) Barr, Heather (Ronald) Perry, Angela (Travis) Kovar, Lauren Barr and Emily Barr. 
4 Great Grandchildren: Landon, Aubrey and Kylie Barr and Blair Perry 
Marjorie Barr Thompson, Kettering, OH, Sister 
Several Nieces and Nephews

Mr. Barr with his wife operated Winamac Cleaners and Snow White Laundry for 34 years, which they purchased from his father in 1959. He also held an insurance and security license for many years. He was a member of Bethel Bible Church in Winamac where he had previously served on the church board. He was a volunteer fireman with the Winamac Fire Department for 40 years and served as fire chief for 11 years. He also was a deputy under former Sheriff George Riley. He was a member and past president of both the Winamac Kiwanis Club and Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the Jaycees. In 1972, he was chairman of Winamac school board during the construction of the new elementary school. In 2013, his dedication and years of service to the community were honored with the presentation of the Chamber's H.J. Halleck Community Service Award. He was a proud supporter of Purdue athletics and a member of the John Purdue Club for 45 years.

Mr. Barr held a pilot's license and enjoyed flying small planes. He enjoyed traveling, golfing and boating. Many summers were spent at the family cottage on Bass Lake where family and friends have gathered since 1904. He enjoyed socializing with local friends, especially over morning coffee (at various restaurants) for many years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He faithfully attended his grandchildren's activities and was a proud supporter of Winamac athletics. He loved his family and community very much and will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, at Frain Mortuary, Winamac. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29, at Bethel Bible Church, Winamac, with Rev. Thomas Hopewell officiating. Burial will be at Winamac Cemetery, Winamac.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Bible Church or Baptist Children's Home or Winamac Community High School Athletic Department.

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at www.frainmortuary.com

 
 
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