Jim and myself wish to tell you how sorry we are to hear of your father's passing. Sounds like he was a very active man while on this earth. Now he will be resting comfortable. Prayers and thoughts being sent to all of you.
Jim and Jan Callahan Barnes (West High School classmates of Wayne)
Very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We cherish good memories and wish you strength in the knowledge he was a lovely and caring man!
Edwin and Grace can Beek
To the family of Bill Barnes,
Our family first came to Iowa City from the Netherlands in 1979 during a two month visit to our "American family". Over the many visits during all those years, we have come to know Bill and his family. Just as Bill, they are all people with two feet on the ground correct and kind. It is those memories we will cherish for as long as we live.
Thank you for our friendship and condolences to you all.
The Van Beeks
Bill was a fixture in the neighborhood and will be missed. My condolences to all the Barneses.
I wanted to share my condolences to Bills family. I have warm memories of Bill from weekends spent working at the tree farm. Bill and I always shared some laughs while waiting to help customers, and regularly discussed the latest Iowa football or basketball news. Bill, Pauline, and their son Wayne were always very kind to me, and I fondly remember my time helping out at their farm.
I have great memories of Uncle Bill. Picking apples in the fall with all the family. The wonderful holiday family gatherings. His favorite saying to us kids when we were being ornery was "What are you BIRDS up to?"
He will be missed by all of us. Our deepest sympathies for Aunt Pauline and the rest of the family.
Deepest sympathies for Pauline and the rest of the family. Hoping all the wonderful memories you have of this great man are a source of comfort to you going forward. God bless and keep you all close always.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cindy (Maier) Smith