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Milford E. Barker
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1911
Death: Dec. 5, 1984

Milford E. Barker (Mick), born July 22, 1911, died: Dec. 1984;

wife: Myrtle C. Barker, born Sept. 13, 1912, died: Apr. 4, 1999.
Funeral services for Milford Barker, 73, of Arthur were at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the United Methodist Church in Arthur. He died Wednesday, 5 Dec 1984 in the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove after a sudden illness. Mr. Barker was a member of the Arthur City Council at the time of his death.

The Rev. Pacifico Camarin Jr. and the Rev. Robert Lundberg officiated with burial in the Hayes Township Cemetery at rural Arthur. A prayer service was held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Masonic services conducted by Ben Hur Lodge 611 at 8 p.m. in the Christensen Funeral Home in Ida Grove. Mr. Barker was born to Albert and Ellen (Johnson) Barker on a farm south of Arthur on 22 July 1911. He spent most of his lifetime on that farm. He attended the Hayes Township school and the Arthur Baptist Church as a child.

He married Myrtle Thompson on 7 March 1941 at Arthur. They farmed in the Arthur area before retiring to Arthur. Mr. Barker, prior to retirement was president of the Ida County Fair Board, served as a 4-H leader and was a member of the Ida County ASCS committee. After his retirement and move to town in 1972, he served on the city council. He was active in the Arthur United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star and he helped with the Arthur Retirement Apartments and the new Arthur Community Hall.

Survivors include: his wife; two sons, Dean A. of Sunnyvale, Texas and James K. of Arthur; two sisters, Miss Elva Barker of Bremerton, Washington and Mrs. Lowell (Gertrude) Sederberg of Port Orchard, Washington; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Steven.
Family links: 
  Albert Barker (1879 - 1950)
  Ellen Johnson Barker (1882 - 1926)
  Myrtle Christine Thompson Barker (1912 - 1999)
  Steven Lynn Barker (1948 - 1948)*
  Gertrude A Barker Sederberg (1908 - 1997)*
  Milford E. Barker (1911 - 1984)
*Calculated relationship
Hayes Township Cemetery
Ida County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Nov 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79916081
Milford E. Barker
Added by: Conley Wolterman
Milford E. Barker
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