Winfred H. Barnes - 88
12/22/1928 - 4/3/2017
Winfred H. "Brother" Barnes, 88, longtime Byron resident, died Monday April 3, 2017 in MorningStar Village, Rockford. He was born Dec. 22, 1928 in Taylorsville, North Carolina the son of Otto and Lena (Jolly) Barnes. He married Betty L. Newhausen in Oregon, IL on June 17, 1949. Winfred was a retired machinist from Ingersall Milling Machine in Rockford where he was known as "Barney" He was a member of the Mt. Morris Moose Club, was a Cubs fan, and enjoyed bowling, golfing, and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Betty; sons, Thomas (Nova Wise) Barnes and Jerry (Bridget) Barnes both of Rockford; grandchildren, Mike Barnes, Nic Barnes, and Sydney Barnes; and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Rita Belle Parsley, and a grandson, John. Special thanks is extended by the family to Teresa Brent and everyone at Heartland Hospice and also everyone at MorningStar Village for their care and compassion toward Winfred and his family.
Funeral services will be held Saturday April 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St., Byron with Pastor Randy Snider officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 9:30-11:00 AM. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery.
Sat. April 8th from 9:30-11:00 AM in FHG--Byron
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