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Jan. 24, 1980 - Dec. 1, 2012 BLOOMINGTON, IL - Christopher Bruce Barber, 32, residing in Bloomington, IL, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the home of his grandmother in South Bend. He was born on January 24, 1980, in South Bend, to Russell S. and Penny R. (Davis) Barber, who survive. Christopher was employed as a powder coater for Powder Coatings Unlimited in Bloomington, Illinois. In addition to his parents, Russell & Penny Barber of Elkhart, IN, Christopher is survived by one son, Cameron Michael Barber of South Bend; his fianceé, Ashley Schmenlein; brothers, Thomas (Candace) Barber and Jacob (Melinda) Barber, both of Elkhart; maternal grandparents, Francis "Frank" and Roberta Grzeszczyk of South Bend; and paternal grandfather, Lowel Barber of South Bend. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Bonnie Barber. Funeral services for Christopher will be 1:00 pm Friday, December 7, 2012, in Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Rev. Steve Schwier of Christ the King Lutheran Church will officiate. Graveside services and burial will follow at California Road Cemetery in Elkhart. Friends may visit with the family from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the funeral home prior to services. Expressions of sympathy on behalf of Christopher may be offered to the family c/o Palmer Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the Barber family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 5, 2012