Richard Barker

Richard (Dick) Leroy Barker of Winterset died Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at the Madison County Memorial Hospital. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, Oct. 8, with burial following at the Winterset Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to his family for a future designation. 

Dick was born on April 25, 1941, in Ames, Iowa to Raymond and Faye Barker. He served in the Army Reserves for six years and spent most of his career working as a custodian for Des Moines Schools. He married Margaret (King) Barker in 1968 and together raised five children and had 10 grandchildren. Dick and Margaret were married until Margret’s death in 1997. Dick later married Joann (Haines) Barker in 2003.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret; wife, Joann; and two infant brothers.

He is survived by his children, Daniel (Linda) Barker of Winterset, Julie (Jay) Carlson of Urbandale, James (Kristine) Barker of Omaha, Neb., Richard (Michelle) Barker of Clive and Joseph (Claire) Barker of Overland Park, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; step son, Jimmie (Harmony) Haines, four step grandchildren; and his brother, Ronald Barker. 

Arrangements are being handled by Caldwell-Parrish  Funeral Home, Winterset Chapel. Online condolences  may be left at

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