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Funeral services will take place on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM (Mountain).

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota

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In memory of

Stanley Barber

of Rapid City, South Dakota, died on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the Ft. Meade VA Center in Sturgis at the age of 87

Stanley David Barber (Sonny) was born May 12, 1931 at the family ranch in LongValley South Dakota to Stanley W. & Iona Barber. He graduated from Bennett County High School in Martin, South Dakota and in 1952 enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. He served on the Sweetbriar and was stationed in Ketchikan, Alaska where he met Helen Lorraine McGlashan. They were united in marriage on September 24, 1954.

When he was discharged from the Coast Guard they moved back to the ranch at LongValley South Dakota to assist his mother in running the ranch. Stan, along with Helen, raised 6 children. He was a loving, caring husband, father and son. Stanley was an honest, hard working man who would always go out of his way to lend a hand or help a neighbor.

After leaving the ranch Stan and Helen moved to the Black Hills where he continued to run his lumber business and spend quality time with their children and grandchildren.

Stanley is survived by his six children, son David Barber of Rapid City, SD; daughter Teresa (Gary) Hicks of Rapid City, SD; daughter Joan Barber of Sioux Falls, SD; son Danny (Lesa) Barber of Sommerset, SD; daughter, Pat (Shannon) Gartner of Interior, SD; daughter Amy (Bill) Chapman of Blackhawk, SD; eight grandchildren: Will Heltzel, Emmy Heltzel, Lacey (Jeremy) Sheridan, John Kusick, James (Heather) Kusick, Sonnie Gartner, Brett Gartner and Austin Barber; and seven great-grandchildren.

Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Barber, father Stanley W. Barber, mother Iona Barber; brothers Clinton (Bud) Woodard and Hiriam Woodard, and sister Janice Ruyle.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka with Father Gary Oreshoski as celebrant.

Interment with military honors will follow at the Kadoka Cemetery.

Friday, February 15, 2019 - 11:00 a.m.
Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
Kadoka, South Dakota

Father Gary Oreshoski

Jo Anne Stilwell - Pianist
Shelby Hanson - Vocalist
Congregational Hymns
“In The Garden”
“Amazing Grace”
“You Are Mine”
“Song of Farewell”

Marcus Herber

Reed Richardson - Mick Hamar - Paul Gropper

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Kadoka Cemetery
Kadoka, South Dakota

  • Teresa, Gary and family. I never had the honor of meeting your Daddy, but he certainly sounds like a great well as serving our country. I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort knowing he is with your Mom now. May God watch over all of you. Sending love and prayers. ~ Nonie Kearney Brunswick, Ga (2/27/2019)
  • Our condolences to the Barber family. We are sorry we were not able to attend the services. We had a nice visit with Stanley at Helen's service. We cannot think of Stanley without remembering our son Scott always calling him, Stanley Got No Thumb. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. ~ Sonny and Echo Zickrick Long valley S D (2/15/2019)
  • Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your dad and grandfather, Stanley. ~ Don and Jolene Haynes Philip, SD (2/13/2019)
  • Our deepest sympathy to the rest of Barber family for the loss of Stan.
    We enjoyed them as neighbors and appreciated his help in building our barn. Stan & Helen were great neighbors and will be missed.
    ~ Mike & Renae Macy Rapid City SD 57701 (2/10/2019)
  • Pat and family,
    I am sorry to hear of the death of your father and grandfather. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.
    ~ Mark Ford Brainerd, MN (2/6/2019)
  • Sympathy to Stan's family. He called me in August when he lost Helen. That's what neighbors used to do. The wonderful memories I have of the Barber family. I worked for Iona during summers while I attended high school. Attended Mass in Norris every Sunday with Stan and Helen and watched their family grow from one to six children. Good memories of a great neighbourhood and friends such as the Barber family. Great memories and wonderful friends. ~ Linda Williams Westover Peoria, Arizona (2/5/2019)
  • Sending love and sympathy to all Stan's family. He was always great to visit with when we saw him. He was also a wonderful grandfather to our grandchildren, Sonnie and Brett, as was Helen a wonderful grandmother. May the memories of him sustain you as you go through this time of sorrow. Rest in peace, Stanley. ~ Ron & Marilyn Gartner Casa Grande AZ (2/4/2019)
  • Thanks for serving ~ A VETERAN (2/4/2019)
  • Sorry to hear Stan passed away , we spent many good times with your parents when we were in Martin, and also coffee on Sunday when we came to Longvalley for church, your dad found me someone to make me a star quilt and when I look at it I remember what good friends we had ~ Vern and Annetta Jutila Surprise, AZ (2/3/2019)
  • So sorry to hear of Stanley's (Sonny) passing, I have known him since
    we were kids. One time he came to my parents house with his father, he found a rope and tied me to the house porch. It cost his dad a nickel to make me stop crying. He is now with your mother. May God help you through this difficult time. God bless all of you, remember we are all praying for the family.
    ~ Betty Lou Stratton Pierre, SD (2/3/2019)