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William Barker

William D. Barker, age 72, of Sioux Falls, and formerly of Huron, died on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.

A memorial service will be held a later date.

Bill was born on September 25, 1943 in Huron to Rodney and Helen (Craft) Barker. He attended school in Huron and graduated from Huron High School in 1961. Bill entered the US Air Force in 1963 and served in Seoul, Korea until his honorable discharge in 1967 when he returned to Huron. He then attended and graduated from Huron College with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. Bill worked for the South Dakota Department of Labor for 19 years until his retirement in 1989. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing golf and trapshooting. He also enjoyed following politics, hunting, and fishing.

Bill is survived by his brother, Robert (Marlys) Barker of Huron; 4 sisters, Jacque (Ron) Snedeker of Kirkland, WA, Katherine (Darwyn) Sawvell of Huron, and Cynthia (Tom) Guffin of Chandler, AZ; 1 step-sister, Margo Aul of Calloway, NE; 2 nephews, Zac (Candice) Snedeker of Seattle, WA and Hunter Aul of Calloway, NE; and 2 nieces and their children, Jayme Patton (Will and Marcus) of Kirkland, WA, and Kelly Wilson (Kole Sawvell and Zhyray Wilson) of Huron.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are with Welter Funeral in Huron and Miller Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.


Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 18, 2016
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