Harry Wales Barrows, age 101, of Holland (formerly Sun City, AZ) died Sunday, March 5, 2006 at The Inn at Freedom Village in Holland, MI.
He was preceded in death by his wife Janet. He was born in La Salle, Illinois. Harry moved to Grand Rapids at an early age and worked for the Grand Rapids Herald newspaper from his youth through Junior College. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and worked for Keeler Brass Company until his retirement. While living in Grand Rapids Harry was an active member of Park Congregational Church and a member of York Lodge 410, Free and Accepted Masons. In 1970 Harry and Janet moved to Sun City, AZ where he volunteered at the Boswell Hospital Print shop and with the Sun City Posse. They returned to Holland, MI in October of 2000.
He is survived by his children:
John and Nancy Barrows of Grand Rapids:
Larry and Deb Barrows
Mary Beth and David Johnston
Kathy and Mike Titchenal
Ten great grandchildren
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006 at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 7495 Cascade Rd. Dr. James Miller will be officiating. The family will greet friends Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
Internment will be at Rest Lawn Memorial Park.
Janet Gerdel Barrows
Glen C. Barrows
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