WALTER THOMAS BARNES JR.
Walter Thomas Barnes, Jr., age 85, of Fort Dodge, died peacefully in Tucson, AR, on Friday, January 26, 2017. “Walt” is survived by his wife, Barbara Barnes; his children, Todd Michael Barnes and Timothy Keith Barnes; sister-in-law, Marlene Barnes; and his nieces and nephew. Walt is preceded in death by father, Walter Thomas Barnes, Sr.; and mother, Velma Barnes (Soldo); brother, Duane Barnes; and brother Ronald Barnes.
Walt was a dedicated Presbyterian minister for 35 years, an avid world traveler, and had a tireless zest for life which had him enjoying thrift stores, friends, and his favorite adopted city, Chicago, IL. Per Walt’s request, there will be a brief graveside scripture reading which will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at North Lawn Cemetery. Gifts or memorials in memory of Walt can be sent to Friendship Haven in support of the “coffee time” with his fellow residents of which he loved so dearly.