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Joseph Barnes, 69, passed away Monday, April 14, 2014. He was born January 26, 1945 in Des Moines to Joseph and Dorothy Barnes. Joe was a carpenter and enjoyed fishing, camping, and cooking out. Family was important to him and he loved spending time with his kids and grandkids. Joe liked working with his hands. He built birdhouses and was currently constructing a train set. He also enjoyed racing of any kind, particularly stock car racing.
Joe is survived by his mother, Dorothy; children, Joseph Barnes, Jr. (Christina), Jeffery Barnes (Andrea) and Dora Jean Bartel (Ian); grandchildren, Ryan, Brittany, Jesse, Austin, Tyler, Vance, and Dalton; great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Zoey, Brooklyn, and Elianna; sisters, Linda and Sharon; brother, Wayne; and significant other, Judy.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph; wife, Loretta; brother, Walter; and sister, Katherine.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at Berwick Cemetery in Berwick, Iowa.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.
Hamilton’s Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 16, 2014