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Roger Dean Barker

Obituary for Roger Dean Barker

April 23, 1949 - February 7, 2017
Maywood, Illinois | Age 67


Roger Dean Barker, age 67, of Ringwood passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at Loyola University Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

Roger was born on April 23, 1949 in Pana IL to Lloyd B. and Helen L. (Galvin) Barker. He married Cynthia J. Besserud on September 13, 1969 at First United Methodist Church in McHenry.

Roger was an avid Cubs fan, devoted husband and amazing dad who always put his family first. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and taking RV trips with his family. He proudly served his country in Vietnam. Roger had a great sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by all who know him.

Roger is survived by his beloved wife, Cynthia; his children, Tim (Denise) Barker, Jeff (Erin) Barker and Carrie (Jason) Wilbrandt; his grandchildren, Anna, Brooklyn, Brayden, Kaylee, and Ryan; his siblings, Darrell Barker, Donna Hawkins, Nancy (Tony) Bentz; his in-laws, Lewis (Arlene) Besserud; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his mother- in-law, Lenore Besserud.

Visitation will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm with funeral service beginning at 1:00pm. Interment will follow the service at Ringwood Cemetery in Ringwood, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roger's name may be directed to Wounded Warriors Project Po Box 758516 Topaka, KS 66675 or American Heart Association 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago IL 60674

For more information contact the funeral home at 815-385-0063 or

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