Cindy Barr

Cindy Barr, 66, of rural Waukon died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Wayne Ellingson officiating. Burial was at Smithfield Cemetery, rural Monona.

Cynthia Joyce Barr was born November 26, 1952 in Madison, WI, the daughter of Virgil “Bill” and Clara (Jackson) Reed. She grew up in Viroqua, WI and graduated from Viroqua High School. January 13, 1973, Cindy married Conrad Barr at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua, WI. The couple lived in Waukon, where Cindy worked at various places, including Waukon Auto Supply, R.W. Pladsen and Village Farm and Home, and she owned and operated Cindy’s Auto Parts for a few years.

Cindy spent a lot of time in her gardens, tending to her flowers and fish pond, and if she couldn’t be found there, she was probably mowing the front yard or doing some kind of yard work. She loved animals, especially her cat, Tiger, and when she was younger she liked riding horses.

Cindy liked country music and a big highlight for her was meeting Don Williams after attending one of his concerts. Conrad played steel guitar; he was the featured guitar player in Carl Thompson’s band and played with other bands too. Cindy loved seeing him play with the bands as well as when he would play for her at home. She also enjoyed visiting with her aunt, Norma Reed, watching cop shows, crocheting and being on the river with her brother, Randy, and family.

She is survived by her husband, Conrad, of Waukon; two sons, Chris (Dawn) Barr of Palo and Chad Barr of Waukon; three grandchildren: Grace, Kennedy and Ashlee; three stepsons: Shayne (Bethany) Barr of St. Louis, MO, Warren (June) Barr of Waukon and Patrick (Mary) Barr of Des Moines; her brother, Randy (Diane) Reed of Kenosha, WI; and her sister-in-law, Judy (Harvey) Landt, and their son, Winston, of Cedar Rapids. Cindy was preceded in death by her parents.

Honorary casketbearers were Betty Decker and Deb Egan. Casketbearers were Warren Barr, Jim Adam, Ryan Benzing, John Egan, Joe Sweeney and Dale Sweet.

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