LAKEWOOD, Colo. – John “Papa” Barber, 67, passed away at his home in Lakewood, Colo., on Thursday, March 28, 2013.
He was born March 15, 1946, in Escanaba, Mich. He grew up in Manistique, attended area schools, and was a graduate of Manistique High School. After graduation, he was co-owner of J&J Construction in Manistique.
John is survived by his loving wife, Diana; children, John Barber, Christa LaFores, Carol Todd, and Scott Barber; step-children, Francine
Bargas, Danielle Bargas, and Jolene Bargas; sisters, Betty (Jack) Holt and Dorothy Thompson; brothers, Dan (Donna) Barber, Joe (Brenda) Barber, Cliff (Sharon) Barber, and Jim (Barb) Barber; along with numerous grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff and Mary Barber; and brother-in-law, Ken Thompson.
Funeral services were held in Lakewood on April 3. Pastor Joe Barber officiated.