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Dale Barnes Sr. Greenfield

Published: Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 11:30 a.m. CST • Updated: Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 12:04 p.m. CST


Dale Barnes Sr., 86, of Greenfield died Dec. 19, 2012, at his home.

Funeral services will 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery.  Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. Fourth St., Greenfield. Memorials may be directed to the Dale Barnes memorial fund to be established by the family. Online condolences may be left at www.steenfunerals.com.

Dale Leroy Barnes Sr., son of Hannah Marie (Schildt) and Ralph Emerson Barnes, was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Greenfield, Adair County.

Dale graduated from Greenfield High School in 1944.

Dale enlisted in the U.S. Navy in August of 1944 and went to St. Louis for electrical school, to Camp Crowder for teletype school and to Mare Island for coding machine school. Dale was discharged from the service in July 1946.

Dale went to Coyne Electrical School for radio repair and spent two years wiring houses. Dale worked at the post office from October 1949 until retirement July 13, 1981. Dale went into plumbing and heating for 20 years and then drove for Southern Iowa Trolley for 7 and a-half years.

On April 8, 1950, Dale married Doris Rose David.

Dale was a member and elder at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield.

Dale is survived by his children, Rose Tiszka (Thomas) of Kansas City, Kan., Gloria Barnes of Omaha, Neb., Dale Barnes Jr. (Sharon) of Anamosa, Beverly Bindoo (Elton Sr.) of Warrensburg, Mo., Donald Barnes (Jane) of Shelby and Angela McVay (Kevin) of Cromwell; 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; wife Doris; sister Mary and brother Bill.

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