Allen A. Barry, 90, Byron, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died Thursday,
Oct. 24, 2013 at the Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon.
He was born Jan. 26, 1923 near Byron on the Barry family homestead, the son to William S. and Minnie (Allen) Barry.
He spent his whole life being raised and working of the family homestead.
He married Perene Palmer on July 24, 1946 in Oregon. She preceded him in death on Jan. 18, 2002.
He then married Marian Blumeyer on Aug. 18, 2004 in Oregon and was welcomed into a loving, caring family that made him very happy including Marian’s children,Dixie (Terry) Hurless, Chandler, Ariz., Francis “Butch” (Bonnie) Blumeyer, Oregon, Ronald (Angie) Blumeyer, Mt. Morris, and also by Marian’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Allen owned and operated Barry’s livestock sale barn in Byron and then in Pecatonica.
He was a livestock cattle dealer for more than 70 years.
He is survived by his wife, Marian; daughter Margo (Marvin) Engelkes, Stillman Valley; two grandsons, Barry (Kristy) Engelkes, Eldridge, Iowa, Gene (Molly) Engelkes, Davis Junction; six great-grandchildren, Chloe, Eli, Caleb, Connor, Dalton, and Carson; a son, Tim Barry, Oklahoma; a granddaughter, Cara Brewer; and grandson Colton Barry; and two great-grandsons; sister, Margaret (Carl) Klossner, Sun City, Ariz.
The family would especially like to thank all his very special friends at the Sunrise Restaurant, your care and friendship has meant so much.
Also a special thanks to Keith and Ginger Willing. You were not only a valued employee for 28 years, you were a true friend. Allen could not have done it without you.
Funeral services were held Oct. 29 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Paynes Point, with the Rev. Andrew Kayes, pastor of the church, officiating.
Burial was at Byron Cemetery.
Arrangements were completed by Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St., Byron.
A memorial fund has been established for the Serenity Hospice and Home.