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In Memory of Bernard "Bernie" Barr

Visitation in Webster

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday February 20, 2020
St John the Baptist Catholic Church
26455 Muskey Ave S
Webster WI, 54893

Visitation in Hudson

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday February 20, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Visitation at Church

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday February 21, 2020
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
Hudson Wisconsin

Bernard “Bernie” Barr age 85 of Danbury, formerly of Hudson died peacefully February 16th, 2020 at his home with his family by his side. Bernie was born on October 2, 1934 in Hudson, Wisconsin; the son of Ernest and Gladys (Johnson) Barr. He was raised in Hudson graduating from Hudson High in the class of 52’. He then enlisted in the armed forces where he proudly served in the United States Army. On June 11, 1955, he was united in marriage to Corinne Trudeau at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. This union would be blessed with seven children. Bernie was a proud employee of Andersen Windows. He worked there for thirty-eight years and as a result was a member of the prestigious Quarter Century Club. He would retire as manager of ordering and billing.

Bernie was all about faith and family. Nothing gave him prouder moments than hanging with the family cheering on the Green and Gold or tooling around Bass Lake on the Pontoon. Bernie had great memories of deer camp with the Barr boys, attending a couple Super bowls, or simply watching all the laughter at the holiday’s dinners with family. What was so loveable about Bernie is that he was a simple man who greeted you with a smile and genuinely cared how you were doing. Bernie enjoyed golf, but quite possibly more, was the fellowship of good friends at the clubhouse. He was so endeared at the Tenth Hole at Sand Greens Golf Course that they named a sandwich after him; the Bernie Sandwich. He also enjoyed bowling and dune buggying with the grandchildren in local parades. More recently, he appreciated the quiet moments watching Wheel of Fortune and the Price Is Right. 

Bernie will forever hold a spot in the hearts of his children Michael (Tracy) Barr, Gerald (Sharon) Barr, Richard (Sandy) Barr, Jeffrey (Jenifer) Barr, Jacqueline (William Jr.) Franklin, Teresa (Mark) McDaniel, Kathryn (Daryl) Lindstrom, 15 grandchildren: Luke (Lizzie), Levi, Jesse, Jill (Mickey), James (Jenny), Thomas, Carrie Lee (Kevin), Alex (Marissa), Bryan, Katrina (Matt), Vince, David, Sam, John, Jessica; 15 great grandchildren; sister Anna Marie (Jerry) Bridges, and brother Chuck (Audrey) Barr, as well as many nieces, nephews, and countless friends.  Bernie is preceded in death by his parents, wife Corinne, and sister Peg (Don) Tolzman.

Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard Barr will be 11AM Friday February 21st at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. Burial will be in the parish cemetery with active casketbearers his beloved grandchildren. First visitation will be on Thursday, February 20th from 11AM until 1PM at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church in Webster. A Second visitation will be Thursday February 20th from 5 until 8PM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to the mass at church Friday morning. Memorials are preferred and will be used to benefit hospice, which gave him dignity and respect the last months of his life. Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.

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    • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Bernie was my favorite boss at work. Bernie was always there for you and was warm and kind. Coming into the Order Dept at age 20 was kind of scary but Bernie was there for all of us. No matter what he stood beside us. I remember working Saturdays and he always showed up when we had work and brought coffee for all. You were all blessed to have this man in your lives he will be greatly missed. Heaven received a great angel – RIP BERNIE

    • We shared many memories with Bernie from Dunbuggy rides and, most recently, golf. He was a very special friend. Always greeted me with a kiss and Ron with a hand shake. He will be greatly missed by all of us and his family.

    • So sorry to hear about Bernie’s passing. He was a super neighbor, friend and church member. Loved his Great smile. Prayers are with the family God bless you.

    • A kind heart and good man, Bernie exemplified the family man and a gentler time. We are glad to have known him and spent time around Carrie and Kevin’s family table. Thinking of you and your family. ♥️

    • Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers..Bernie is going to be missed. Lots of great memories . RIP Bernie ❤❤❤ God Bless. Corrine is waiting with open arms🙏🙏🙏🙏😘

    • Fast Pitch Soft Ball;
      I can still picture Uncle Bernie laying down a drag bunt on the first baseline. He all but perfected it.