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Ernest William Barnes
(July 29, 1924 - April 28, 2013)

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Ernest William Barnes


Ernest William “Ernie” Barnes, 88, Lanark, IL died Sunday April 28, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Madison, WI. Ernie was born on July 29, 1924 in Sandwich Town, Ontario, Canada to Herbert and Ethel (Richards) Barnes. He married Eva Jane Ross on April 22, 1944, in Detroit, MI. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Ernie worked for Eaton Corporation and was transferred to Lanark in 1967. He retired in 1990. He is survived by his wife, Jane, of Lanark and children: Bill (Lynn) Barnes of Westland, MI, Curt (Connie) Barnes of Dixon, IL, Bev (Gary) Dyson of Lanark, IL, Keith (Melissa) Barnes of Middleton, WI, Kevin (Amy) Barnes of Lanark, IL, and daughter-in-law Julie Barnes of Wheaton, IL. There are 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother and a sister. Preceding him in death were his parents, a son, E.J., daughter-in-law, Barb, 2 granddaughters, a brother and a sister. Ernie enjoyed woodworking, fishing, scouting, Nascar and spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Lanark VFW, & the DAV. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 am at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Shannon, with interment following at St. Wendelin Cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 3:30 and friends may call from 4-7 on Wednesday, May 1st at Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Ernest Barnes memorial funds for the Veterans Memorial in the Lanark Cemetery.


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