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Timothy Barker
August 22, 1954 - November 5, 2016

Timothy “Tim” Robbin Barker, 62, of Oelwein passed away on Saturday November 5, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.  Visitation will be on Wednesday November 9, 2016 from 4-7 PM at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with a military service at 7 PM led by the American Legion Ross Reid Post #9 of Oelwein.

Tim was born in Tacoma, Washington on August 22, 1954, the son of Donald Leroy and Sylvia Dorothy (Wheeler) Barker. He graduated from Oelwein High School in 1972, continued his education at Delmar College in Corpus Christi, Texas and finished at Hawkeye Community College with his AA in Art. Tim was united in marriage with Shirley Treptow on August 19, 1978 at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Westgate.  To this union was born their son, Dustin Barker.  They were later divorced. Tim spent four years in the United States Army and after his Honorable Discharge returned to Oelwein and worked for Chicago Northwestern Railroad, later he worked for Per Mar Security as a supervisor.  He was also a salesperson for Kirby Vacuum Cleaners. He enjoyed fishing and time with his family. Tim touched a lot of lives and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his son Dustin Donald Barker of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; a special friend, Fran Thorp of Oelwein; eleven siblings: Donald (June) Barker of Waterloo, Kenneth (Lorna) Barker of Oelwein, Monte (Sue) Barker of Hazleton, David (Annette) Barker of Oelwein, Judith Barker of Oelwein, Pam (Todd) Walters of Oelwein, Bryan (Sheryl) Barker of Nevada, IA, Bruce (Debbie) Barker of Gypsum, CO, Hal (Joelyn) Barker of Oelwein, Bobbi (Sherrie) Barker of Canton, GA and Cindy Barker (special friend Alan Young) of Waterloo; brother-in-law Morris Wagner of Waterloo and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Sylvia; his brother Jeffery Robbin Barker; his sister Patricia Ann Wagner; his sisters-in-law: Rita Barker and Pearl Barker.  A memorial fund has been established by the family.  


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a friend on January 13, 2017 at 4:31 PM said:

Oh I just found out about Tim! I'm heartbroken! Tim was a nice man. I'm so sorry Dustin..Your dad was a good guy.
Elaine Lambert on November 10, 2016 at 6:45 AM said:

I wanted to express my heartfelt condolences to Tim's family. There's such a sense of helplessness when someone we love dies. I'd like to share some scriptural thoughts that really helps me. Prayer is so valuable at this time, but it's not that prayer simply makes us feel better. 2 Cor. 4:7 says that God can give us, "... power beyond what is normal ", to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. The reason we recover is because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, "... all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out ". Jesus was referring to the resurrection; this is our hope that helps us recover and gives us power to go on. 2 Cor. 1:3 describes our Creator as, "... the God of all comfort ". One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May the God of comfort (Ps. 83:18) be your comfort now during this time of sorrow.
Wendy Moore Frentress on November 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM said:

Sorry to hear about Tim. He was one of all of us neighborhood kids. Thinking of all of you. Vicki, Wendy, Randy, Garry and Marty.
Lloyd & Roberta ( Swenka) Carnicle on November 9, 2016 at 4:56 AM said:

Our hearts go out to the Barker family at the loss of
a Dad and Brother.
Annonymous on November 8, 2016 at 9:50 PM said:

Dustin & all of Tim's family:Sorry for your loss, Tim was a good man, will be missed by many. Tim is now at peace and everyone's special angel in heaven. Cherish your memories always and be there for each other. Be there for Dustin.
Gordon and Kim Miller on November 7, 2016 at 5:23 PM said:

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Tim. Our sympathy is with your family at this difficult time.
Eli and Allison Phillips on November 7, 2016 at 1:15 PM said:

So sorry for your lost Dustin. He was a great man that will be missed by many. If you ever need anything give us a call.
Anonymous on November 7, 2016 at 9:26 AM said:

RIP Tim. I'm gonna miss you.
Lyle & Nancy Miller on November 7, 2016 at 4:27 AM said:

Please accept our condolences. Good guy & comical, he could always catch me with his dry sense of humor. We'll miss Tim. May God Bless.
Anonymous on November 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM said:

RIP Tim ??You will be missed.prayres going out to your family in this difficult time!
Thomas Kringlen Linda Kringlen on November 6, 2016 at 6:52 PM said:

We'd like to offer condolences to all of the Barker family. May Tim rest in peace.
Dawn on November 6, 2016 at 6:42 PM said:

RIP TIM!! You will be missed??Prayers to your family at this difficult time.
Mike & Mary Gaffney on November 6, 2016 at 5:33 PM said:

Our deepest condolences to Fran and the family & friends of Tim Barker
DIANNA DOPP BRANDENBURG on November 6, 2016 at 4:05 PM said:

Donnie Moore on November 6, 2016 at 12:12 PM said:

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you.
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