William N. Barber
FUNERAL HOME
Burns Funeral Home & Crematory
701 East 7th Street
Hobart, IN
WILLIAM N. BARBER HOBART, IN
William N. Barber, age 86 of Hobart passed away March 1, 2011. Bill received a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Marshall College in Huntington, WV and a Masters Degree in Criminology from Indiana State University. He served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Bill participated in the War Games at Camp Pendleton prior to the Silver-Wing Air Lift Operation to Viet Nam in 1965. He retired from the military as a Lt. Colonel. He was a member of the Lake Station American Legion Post 100, Hobart VFW Post 5365 and the Marine Corps League Howlin Mad Detachment. Bill was an avid cross-country bicyclist and a member of the Calumet Crank Club and a charter member of the Hobart Kiwanis Club. He was a Social Case Worker for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, retiring in 1975. He then worked as a Parole Officer for the Department of Corrections in Northwest Indiana from 1975 to 1992. Bill was preceded in death by his parents: Junius and Elizabeth Barber; sisters: Helen McGee, June Ganas and Ruth Parker; one brother, Junius Barber. Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma Barber; children: Charlotte Barber of Hobart, Diana Barber-Zeitz (John Zeitz) of Louisville, KY, and Marshall (Renee) Barber of Hobart; grandchildren: Sarah, Brian (Angie), and Chelsea Barber and Harper Zeitz; and sister, Mary Ann (Raymond) Mitchell of West Severna Park, MD. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th St., Hobart with the Marine Corps League officiating. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Portage. Friends may visit with the family on Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home (Hobart). A Hobart Kiwanis service will be at 6:15 p.m. Friday and a combined veteran memorial service by the Marine Corps League, Hobart VFW Post 5365 and the Lake Station American Legion Post 100 will be at 6:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice. www.burnsfuneral.com




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Our deepest sympathy to the Barber Family. We were your neighbors on Liberty Ct.
Gary & Melanie Scott
March 7, 2011
The Marine Corps League, Howlin Mad Detachment of Hobart, pauses to note on its minutes our great sorrow at the passing of our fellow Marine and member William Barber.

Charles Newcomb
Past Commandant
Marine Corps League
Howlin Mad Detachment
Hobart, Indiana
Charles Newcomb
March 7, 2011
At the going down of the sun, we shall honor and remember them. God speed Marine and SEMPER FIDELIS.
Ivan Hiestand
Combat USMC Vietnam Veteran
Ivan Hiestand
March 6, 2011
Bill Barber was a great inspiration to not only me but other people who took up cycling at an older age. His dedication to riding, mentoring, teaching ( if you would listen)and how to enjoy life at any level was a positive and stimulating influence to all. I am still awed by his Coast to Coast ride at age 72 and that fact has put a burning desire in my heart to do that ride before I die. He will be remembered forever by many.
His family should be very proud of Bill and his accomlishments. To have him for this long will give them precious memories forever.
Ron Lisch
March 5, 2011
I will always remember Bill and his cycling adventures and his love of food! He could really polish down a meal during a cycling trip. He loved his cycling and all his cycling friends. He was a role model for me and many others. He loved his wife dearly and all his friends and of course his trusty bike! Bill is riding along in heaven.
with Love and Respect,
Kate Fairbairn, Dyer IN
March 5, 2011
Diana, please accept my deepest sympathies. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jennifer Stemm
March 4, 2011
Dear Barber Family: We were your neighbors on Liberty Ct. for years, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a super gentleman. The Weber Family
March 4, 2011
Diana and family,
So sorry to learn of your loss. Thoughts are with you and your family.
Ted Franzeim
March 4, 2011
May God Bless Norma and her Family at this very difficult time. Ellen Cardinal Home Health Services
March 3, 2011
Diana-You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Theresa Gargan
March 3, 2011
Diana - We are thinking of you and praying for your family during this time. We love you. - Susan, Russ, Ian and Isaac Hopkins (Frankfort, KY)
March 3, 2011
Diana and family - You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Paul, Jo Carole, Laken & Brady Ellis
March 3, 2011
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FORIEGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
KEISTON HOLLOWAY
March 3, 2011
My sympathies. Bill will be remembered as an inspiration. Gary Brubaker
Gary Brubaker
March 3, 2011
My sympathy and prayers to Marshall and the family.
Don Nedberg
March 3, 2011
My deepest condolences to the Barber family on your loss.
Melissa Justice
March 3, 2011
William Peters
Fremont, Ohio
Formerly of Hobart
William Petrers
March 3, 2011
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