Obituaries

Arlene Olson
B: 1925-02-07
D: 2020-11-16
View Details
Olson, Arlene
Carrol Kindler
B: 1938-08-07
D: 2020-11-15
View Details
Kindler, Carrol
Gene Haring
B: 1945-06-02
D: 2020-11-12
View Details
Haring, Gene
Pearl Grasz
B: 1926-12-29
D: 2020-11-10
View Details
Grasz, Pearl
Geraldine Weinreich
B: 1928-10-15
D: 2020-11-07
View Details
Weinreich, Geraldine
Michael Barry
B: 1952-09-11
D: 2020-10-29
View Details
Barry, Michael
Larry Tolzin
B: 1951-09-27
D: 2020-10-29
View Details
Tolzin, Larry
Larry Hamer
B: 1946-06-25
D: 2020-10-23
View Details
Hamer, Larry
Lawrence Hecht
B: 1936-01-12
D: 2020-10-20
View Details
Hecht, Lawrence
Steven Galigan
B: 1949-05-25
D: 2020-10-14
View Details
Galigan, Steven
Alan Gernhart
B: 1949-11-07
D: 2020-10-13
View Details
Gernhart, Alan
Anna Weicht
B: 1946-05-11
D: 2020-10-11
View Details
Weicht, Anna
Beverly Weber
B: 1933-12-30
D: 2020-10-02
View Details
Weber, Beverly
Elaine Hodnefield
B: 1948-03-21
D: 2020-10-01
View Details
Hodnefield, Elaine
Paul Stahmer
B: 1934-10-22
D: 2020-09-27
View Details
Stahmer, Paul
Kenneth Thomas
B: 1939-04-20
D: 2020-09-26
View Details
Thomas, Kenneth
Virgil Brockel
B: 1923-09-08
D: 2020-09-24
View Details
Brockel, Virgil
Sandra Vint
B: 1950-03-24
D: 2020-09-20
View Details
Vint, Sandra
Ronnie Hargens
B: 1958-01-07
D: 2020-09-15
View Details
Hargens, Ronnie
Mary Kestel
B: 1954-06-24
D: 2020-09-11
View Details
Kestel, Mary
Bernard De Boer
B: 1922-10-14
D: 2020-09-05
View Details
De Boer, Bernard

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
Fax: 712-546-4710
Michael Barry

Michael Ray Barry

Thursday, September 11th, 1952 - Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Michael Barry, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Michael Barry

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Michael's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Michael's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Michael R. Barry, 68. of Marcus, Iowa passed away while watching the sunrise on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota following a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 2, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Remsen, Iowa. Masks and social distancing will be required. Burial will follow at the Marcus Amherst Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The family will be present to greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday.

Michael Ray Barry was born on September 11, 1952 in Le Mars, Iowa to John and Viola (Ihms) Barry. He was raised on the Barry Century Farm near Marcus and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Remsen, Iowa in 1971. After graduation, Mike attended Iowa State University where he majored in agriculture. He later received his associate’s degree from Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa. He returned to the Marcus area to farm with his family.
On July 9, 1977, Mike and Caryn Miller were united in marriage at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa. Mike worked as a line mechanic at Wells Dairy in Le Mars, Iowa. He also operated Barry Electric. For many years, Mike drove a school bus and served as the transportation director at Marcus –Meriden-Cleghorn Schools.
Mike was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Remsen and served on church council. He was also a member of the Siouxland Beekeeper’s Association and the Sioux City Railroad Museum. He was very mechanical and enjoyed working on machinery and tractors. Mike always seemed to have a project in the works which included working on the acreage and wine making. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and giving tractor rides. He had become an avid bird watcher.
Grateful to have shared his life is his wife of 43 years, Caryn Barry of Marcus, IA; three daughters, Megan Henneberg of Clarksville, TN, Kristen Edwards and her husband, Luke of Pierre, SD, and Nicole Cave and her husband, Justin of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren, Matthew Barry Edwards, Abigail Mae Edwards, Michael Robert Cave and Carson Ray Cave; two brothers and their wives, Jerry and Mary Barry of Owatonna, MN and Jim and Nancy Barry of Lansing, IA; a sister-in-law, Cindy Barry of Holstein, IA; his in-laws, Marv and Marilyn Ekeren of Yankton, SD, Phil and Judy Letsche of Marcus, IA and Jim and Sandi Miller of Jefferson, SD, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, James Henneberg; and his twin brother, Doug Barry.


Arrangements by Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Michael Ray Barry, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, November 1st, 2020 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    St. Paul Lutheran Church
    Address
    423 S. Washington St.
    REMSEN, IA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    The family will be present to greet friends from 5 – 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral service on Monday.
  • Service

    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Monday, November 2nd, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Paul Lutheran Church
    Address
    423 S. Washington St.
    REMSEN, IA
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Alan Cummins
  • Interment

    Location
    Marcus Amherst Cemetery
    Address
    E. Highland Drive
    MARCUS, IA 51035
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Michael here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Linda and Harold Merschman, The Class of 2009, and other have sent flowers to the family of Michael Ray Barry.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
R

Rusty_jonas@hotmail.com

Posted at 06:08pm
Caryn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My Dad (Jeff Jonas) and Mike went to school together. I have vivid memories of coming to visit and seeing Dad and Mike share stories resulting in so much laughter that there were tears. I remember on the drive home one time Mom and Dad were talking about how time got away from them (as it was so late or earlier depending on how you look at it), but we all had so much fun.

Thats how I remember Mike, he was a kind soul and he will be missed.
JG

Jack Ginter

Posted at 11:30am
I worked with Mike for about 14 years, Great Guy to work with! Almost always had a smile on. (He had to work with Me) It'd was good working with him. Sorry for your loss. Every time I hear of cougar sighting or a big snowstorm I thing of Mikes updates!!

Jack Ginter
B

Barb & Jerry Ahrens

Posted at 02:27am
My husband worked maintenance with Mike and I worked production at Wells. Mike always had a friendly smile and an uplifting attitude. He was a joy to be around. We are so sorry for your loss. Hold on to every beautiful memory.
JS

John Steven

Posted at 12:36pm
Was a very kind friend when I used to go to Saint Paul Lutheran and rims and. Making rest in peace.
L

Lynette Kukla

Posted at 12:54pm
Mike always had a story to tell. He had a great gift in that he could always make you laugh, and he wasn’t afraid to laugh at himself also. My mom and dad always loved it when you would stop in and visit them when you were in the area, it made their day. I know that this is a very difficult time for all of you. When you think of him you may have a tear in your eye , but also have a smile on your face for all the wonderful memories you have of him.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Tribute Video

Webcasting

Sometimes extenuating circumstances make it difficult to attend a service. Memorial webcasting gives family and friends the opportunity to view a service live, online, from anywhere.

This event may be open-casket and the livestream may contain views of the deceased.

712-546-4903
Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home
780 12th St. SW
Le Mars, IA 51031
712-376-2727
Earnest - Johnson Funeral Home
206 East Pine
Marcus, IA 51035
712-378-3031
Johnson - Earnest Funeral Home
313 Barre St.
Kingsley, IA 51028