Alvin Barker, 92, of Baroda, passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at The Willows in St. Joseph.
Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman with Reverend Thomas Batsky officiating. Friends may meet with the family from 1 - 3 PM at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 310 N. Main Street, Suite 100, Chelsea, MI 48118.
Alvin was born on February 8, 1921 in Ina, Illinois, the son of the late Bert and Letia (Rhynes) Barker. Alvin married Irene Patzkowsky on October 4, 1947 and they have shared 66 years together. Alvin was a highly decorated US Army veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from Lakeshore Public Schools and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. Alvin was active in youth sports and Boy Scouting.
Surviving include his wife - Irene; son - Donald J. Barker; grandchildren - Michelle (Scott) Karst, Michael (Amanda) Runkel; great grandchildren - Justin Sightes, Jack Karst, A.J. Karst, Meagan Runkel, Malachi Runkel; brother - Larry (Sandra) Barker of Bridgman.
Alvin was also preceded in death by 3 brothers and 6 sisters.
Tuesday December 10, 2013 , 1 - 3 PM at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
Tuesday December 10, 2013 , 3 PM at Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel
Tuesday December 10, 2013 at Ruggles Cemetery
February 8, 1921
Place of Birth: Ina, Illinois
Death: December 6, 2013
Place of Death: St. Joseph, Michigan
Memorial Donations Memorial donations can be made to:
Alzheimer's Association, 310 N. Main Street, Suite 100, Chelsea, MI 48118