Michael N. Barker

Michael N. Barker

February 3, 1943 – April 9, 2023

Michael was born on a Hopi Indian Reservation in Flagstaff, Arizona. He graduated from high school in Granite City, IL. He was proud to achieve Eagle Scout status through the scouting program. Mike met Terry in Omaha and they were married on June 18, 1988.

He worked as a meat cutter for Safeway grocery stores, in the insurance industry, and finally was a co-owner of Carlisle Roofing. He had many hobbies including: painting, reading, golfing, boating, and dog rescue. He was a history buff who loved traveling on his Harley-Davidson and Corvette.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mervin and Mabel; brothers, Claire and Don. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Terry; son, Michael; grandchildren, Jacob, Katie; brother-in-law, Kyle (Amy) Anderson. nieces and nephews

VISITATION: Saturday, April 15th, 3pm, followed by a Time of Sharing at 4pm, at West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to Little White Dog Rescue.



  • Terri Vrchota Posted April 10, 2023 3:59 pm

    Sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike was always a delight to talk to at LWDR functions, loved is sense of humor, devotion and compassion for the rescues. I only wish I could have had another chance to visit with him since it’s been months since I have send him. Thought and many prayers to Terry and the rest of his family.

  • Julie Fulkerson Posted April 14, 2023 2:37 pm

    So so sorry to hear this Terry.
    May you know we are all here if you need anything.Hugs

  • Jacob Barker Posted April 14, 2023 9:35 pm

    Safe travels big grandpa. We are all going to miss you. But we will see you again. Love you

  • Ken Shearer Posted July 28, 2023 3:59 pm

    Rest In Peace old friend. Mike and worked together at the Safeway grocery store in Perry Iowa 1974-1977.
    oh the trouble we managed to get in to.

    Prayers for all of Mikes family and friends.

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