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.