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
Published by The Times from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2011.