In Memory of Richard Barker
Richard Wayne "Dick" Barker, 74, of Trego died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his home in the company of his family. He was born December 22, 1944 in Viroqua, WI to Wilbert and Lois (Clift) Barker, was raised there and graduated from Viroqua High School in 1963. Dick worked at Chevrolet in Janesville for many years, logged for several years, then worked as a welder. In the mid 1970's, Dick found the love of his life in Deborah Hopp and they started a family. In 1980 he began his career as an over-the-road truck driver, first for Wausau Homes and later for Halvor Lines after moving to Trego in 1994. He and Debbie married in Shell Lake, WI on August 23, 1985. Dick was an avid golfer, fisherman and supporter of Wisconsin football and baseball. He also enjoyed playing cards with family and completing the New York Times daily crossword.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Barker of Trego; 3 children: Anthony (Misty Ganser) Barker of Trego, Paula (Tracy) Pittman of Turtle Lake and Sarah Barker of Shell Lake; 6 grandchildren: Caleb, McKayla, Aiden, Mylee, Anthony, Jr. and Abygayle; many other relatives on Debbie's side of the family.
There will be a memorial gathering from 2:00 to 5:00 PM Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at the Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake.