THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Bernard C. Barker
Issue Date: November 8, 2018
Bernard C. Barker, 95, of Menominee, Mi., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Menominee, Mi.
Born April 19, 1923 in Menominee, to the late Charles and Barbara (Wagner) Barker, he attended St. Anne's Elementary School and Menominee High School. In 1942 he enlisted in the United States Navy and received training at Great Lakes Naval Training in Chicago, Ill. He served as a Coxswain, Boatman 3rd Class on the Destroyer #144 Upshur, a convoy ship protecting ships in the North Atlantic.
His duty was from the North Sea to the Caribbean. His second ship was the USS Nitro in the Caribbean where it was docked at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba. He sustained an injury while off of Bermuda and was transported to Philadelphia where he was treated and returned from World War II in time for hunting season in 1944. On Dec. 7, 1946, he married Lucille Barstow in Fox at her parent's home.
A long term employee of the Folstad Implement Company of Menominee, he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and spending much time at his camp in Cedar River. He was a member of the VFW, DAV and Resurrection Church of Menominee.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille and two sons, John and Sam, all of Menominee and many nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great- nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Alonzo (Lon), Aloysius (Wishy), Joseph, Thomas and Carl and a sister, Anna.
Per the families wishes, no services will be held. Anderson Kell Funeral Home of Menominee is assisting the family.