Charles Barber

Charles Barber, age 84, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at his home.

Funeral services are 11:00 AM, on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Yankton with Reverend Steve Weispfennig officiating.  Burial will be in the Yankton Cemetery.  Visitation is one hour prior to the funeral at the church.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.

Charles was born October 28, 1937 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Myron and Leona (Matz) Barber.  Charles moved to Yankton when he was in the fifth grade and attended Kitzman Country School north of Yankton.  He was confirmed on May 21, 1951 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  He graduated from Yankton High School in 1955.  After high school, Charles continued farming with his father and then starting farming on his own when he was 21 years old.  He farmed until 1971 and then moved into Yankton.  Charles got involved in the construction business buying older houses, fixing them up and reselling them.  Then in 1986, he started his own painting business which he operated until he retired in 2002.  Charles was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he always attended Sunday morning worship and also served as a trustee.

Charles is survived by his sister, Charlene Barber of Florida; and three nephews: Steven, Brian, and Mark.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents.

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2 response to "Charles Barber"

  1. By: Darla Rae Matz Perman Posted: January 28, 2022

    To my cousin, Charlene, sympathies for the loss of your brother, Charles. He was my “sidekick’ organizing and producing the Matz family Christmas pageant in the basement of Hans and Alma’s where the family gathered every year. Do you remember doing your part? My thoughts and love be with you and your family.
    Darla Rae Matz Perman

  2. By: Dave Wright Posted: January 29, 2022

    I remember working with Charlie at St. John’s.

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