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Earl Barmore

November 6, 1923 — November 28, 2015

Earl Barmore, 92, of Humboldt, passed away November 28, 2015 at his home. A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Father James Tigges, will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Humboldt. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Humboldt with full military rites by Adams American Legion Post 119 and Sathers-Odgaard VFW Post 5240. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be at 4 p.m. and parish scripture service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
William “Earl” Barmore, the son of William H. and Jane (Revis) Barmore, was born in Gage County, Nebraska near Adams on November 6, 1923. He attended a one-room rural school through the 8th grade and Adams High School. He moved with his parents to Eagle Grove, Iowa in 1940 and graduated from high school in 1941. He entered the United States Navy on November 18, 1942 and was honorably discharged on March 21, 1946, with the rank of Aviation Machinist’s Mate Second Class.
He married Ellen Meyer at Corpus Christy Catholic Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa on February 10, 1948. They had four children, Ron (Kathy) Barmore, Acworth, GA; Sandy (Buzz) Carroll, Rosemount, MN; Greg (Sue) Barmore, Prior Lake, MN; and Timothy who died in infancy. Granddaughters, Jennifer (Chris) Stewart, Danielle (Paul) Grande, and Aimee Barmore; his only grandson, Aaron Barmore; great-grandchildren, Bailey Stewart, Tyler Breitbach, Zach Stewart, and R.J. Kamrath. Earl has one sister, Betty Ann (Alvin) Werkmeister of Pocahontas. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ellen in September of 2014; brothers, Clinton “Mike” Barmore and Laverne “Ole” Barmore; sister, Mildred Thul; and grandson, Michael. Earl was blessed with many loving and caring nieces and nephews.
He worked as a carpenter in the Eagle Grove and Fort Dodge areas and then joined Gunder Church Furniture Manufacturing Company in 1952. He was appointed Sales Manager in 1966, a position he held until he retired on December 31, 1988. In his retirement, he operated a one-man woodworking business.
He served on the board of the Sheltered Work Shop in Fort Dodge, the board of the Humboldt Area Improvement Corp., the board of Humboldt Homes for 20 years, and the Humboldt Volunteer Fire Dept. He was a member of St. Mary’s Church where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, an usher, and a Eucharistic Minister. He served on the St. Mary’s Cemetery Board for 31 years where he established and maintained a record-keeping system. He designed and built the reredos and sanctuary furniture when the new church was built in 1961-1962 as well as many furniture items through the years. He was a long-time member of the Humboldt Country Club where he enjoyed golfing in his spare time.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be sent to Paula J. Baber Hospice House, 118 S. 25th St., Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home - Humboldt

612 Second Avenue South, Humboldt, IA 50548

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