Rose Barker

Rose Barker, 90, of Waukon, formerly of Postville, died Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society, Waukon. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 12 at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Postville, with Rev. Duane Smith as the Officiant. Burial followed at Frankville Cemetery, Frankville.

Rose was born April 7, 1926 to Wilhelm and Magdalena (Feickert) Limkemann in Leola, SD. She attended country school in Illinois through the eighth grade.

Rose was united in marriage with Warren Herman Barker April 17, 1948 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Frankville. Together they farmed in the Castalia, Ossian and Postville areas from 1948 to January 1978. Over the years, Rose did babysitting and also volunteered at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting and sewing. Rose was always smiling and loved doing things for others. Attending church and reading her Bible were very important to her.

Rose is survived by her children, Linda (Dave) Murphy of Coon Rapids, MN, Ray (Sue) Barker of Spring Grove, MN, Betty (Jim) Howard of Waukon, Karen (Don) Tschappat of Oakes, ND, Janet (Keith) Schroeder of Waukon, Judie (Curt) Hanson of Waukon, Kathy (Jess) Busse of Council Bluffs and Grace (John) Nanfito of Omaha, NE; 23 grandchildren, Nathaniel (Katie) Murphy, Rachel Murphy, Jacob (Jolynn) Murphy, Carrie Koetz, Heidi Christiansen, Nathan (Sara) Christiansen, Sheila (Scott) Panos, Joe Howard, Paul Howard, Luke Howard, Matthew (Amber) Tschappat, David Tschappat, Katie (Kelby) Lemar, Michael (Jenny) Hager, Justin (Leah) Hager, Kyle (Rachel) Bugenhagen, Tiffany (Zach) Rixen, Brandon Hanson, Blair Hanson, Micah (Alyssa) Busse, Miranda (Jake) Baxter, Arianna Nanfito and Isabella Nanfito; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Limkemann of Cedar Falls; and several nieces and nephews.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Herman Barker, December 19, 2002; her parents, Wilhelm and Magdalena Limkemann; her sons-in-law, David Tschappat and Mark Hager; her brothers, Gottlieb, Henry, John, Daniel, Paul, August and David Limkemann; and her sisters, Mary Perry, Clara Kohrs and Bertha Limkemann.

Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville assisted the family with arrangements.