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In Memory of Marian L. Barker


4:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, November 14 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St., Hudson

Funeral Services

11:00 AM Friday, November 15 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St., Hudson

Marian L. Barker, age 96 of North Hudson, passed away November 10, 2013 at the Hudson Hospital.  Marian was born October 31, 1917 in Nye, Wisconsin; one of ten children to John and Gina (Haugeland) Johnson.  Marian graduated from Hudson High School.  She was united in marriage to Herbert Barker on June 24, 1939 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Paul.  Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Jack and Terrance.  Marian worked as a Telephone Operator for Wisconsin Bell/ AT&T for 34 years, until her retirement in 1975.  After her retirement, Marian and Herbert enjoyed many winters at their home in Sun City, AZ.  Most important to Marian was her family, she especially cherished her time with her sons, grandchildren and sisters.  She loved welcoming others into her home, had a generous heart ensuring everyone was well fed and cared for and especially enjoyed caring for her pet dogs and birds.  Marian found joy in going out to eat, playing bingo, doing yard work and decorating for the holidays.  

Marian will remain in the hearts of her son, Jack (Suzanne) of Amery, WI; daughter-in-law, Vicki (Barker) Hieb; grandchildren:  Melissa Dudrey, Terry Alan Barker, Billie Jo (Tad) Armstrong and Christopher (Jessica Weeks) Barker; 6 step grandchildren:  Lisa (Brian) Neuberger, Ross (Karen) Goulette, Ryan (Lisa) Goulette, Jay Fletch, Jennifer Fletch and Brandon (Jennifer Burke) Fletch; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; sister, Mavis Siegel of Hudson; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; son, Terrance; great granddaughter, Callie; 3 brothers, Gordon, Curtis and Maynard; and 5 sisters:  Josephine, Florence, Violet, Delores and Bette.

A visitation will take place from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St., Hudson.  Funeral Services will take place 11:00 AM Friday, November 15, 2013 at Bethel Lutheran Church, 920 Third St., Hudson, with Pastor Bob Bipes officiating.  Interment will take place at Willow River Cemetery of Hudson.  Funeral services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson (715) 386-3725.

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