Ira N. Barner

Havana – Ira N. Barner, 76, of Havana, passed away at 7:20 PM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Renaissance Care Center in Canton surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and his soul mate. He was born on May 10, 1941 in Pekin, IL to Ira and Ruth (Greiser) Barner. He married Connie Zeltner on January 11, 1979 in Havana, she preceded him in death.

Also preceded him in death were his parents, daughter, Elaine Barner, and one brother.

Surviving is his soul mate, Deborah Boyd; eight children, Ira Dean (Earlene) Barner of Washburn, IL, David (Lisa) Barner of MO, Shelby (Mary) Thompson of Bath, IL, Chadwick Barner of Joliet, IL, Angie (Bill) Preston of Peoria, IL, Shannon Lynn of Havana, IL, Clinton (Amber) Barner of Havana, IL, and Taunja (Chris) Leithoff of Havana; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Albert Barner of Camp Point; and two sisters, Mary Graber of Pekin and Addie Fisher of Pekin.

Ira retired from Texco Truck Driving. He was of the Baptist faith. Ira enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all being with his family. He was a member of the Sportsman’s Club.

Per his request, there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to OSF Children Hospital of Mid-Illinois. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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7 Responses to Ira N. Barner

  1. Geri Gillis says:

    Shannon, Clint, Shelby, Taujna… Sorry i dont know the others and i dont know how to spell Ts name… I am very sorry for the loss of your father. Kali, Kami, Kira and the other grandkids your grandpa was an amazing man keep his spirit alive!! You all are in my thoughts, ive been around your family alot of years and I do know how strong all of you are. These times are tough but you always have each other to lean on and your friends are around. Times like this people dont know what to say or do so do not hesitate to call and vent or cry to the people that has been there. You all are wonderful people… Again im sorry.. Love you guys

  2. Roxanne says:

    I’ll miss you so, Uncle Bub. You made everyone laugh and smile when they were with you. Fly with the angels and tell grandpa and grandma we love them.

  3. Paula says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Ira and his family truly touched my heart. Keep the wonderful memories alive forever.

  4. Maxine Cook says:

    So sorry for your loss. I don’t you kids remember me but I was your neighbor on the ridge. I’m living back for lost Donnie in o6. Sure miss you guys I’ve always have thought about all of you. Once again sorry to here about your dad. He was a good man. Love you

  5. Maxine Cook says:

    So sorry for your loss. I don’t you kids remember me but I was your neighbor on the ridge. I’m living back for lost Donnie in o6. Sure miss you guys I’ve always have thought about all of you. Once again sorry to here about your dad. He was a good man. Love you prayers to you family.

  6. Maxine Cook says:

    Sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good man. Prayers going out for your family. You probably don’t remember me but I was your neighbor on the ridge years ago. I’ve thought about you guys all the time. Love you Maxine Cook.

  7. Charlotte Kumpf Jibben says:

    Dear Addie, Mary and families and to Ira’s friend Deborah and his children:
    So sorry to hear of Ira’s passing. I remember him well from high school.
    Small world thing, his wife Connie was a cousin to my husband, Jim Yocum.
    I’m sure you all miss him so much.
    Take care.

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