Barber, Lowel W.

LOWEL W. BARBER of South Bend, Indiana, 92, father to Rev. Doug Barber serving Richvalley United Methodist Church, died Sunday, December 31, 2017. 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 5, with visitation preceding at 9:00 a.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, 17195 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Burial will take place at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, Mich. 

Lowel is survived by his daughter, Teresa Trusner of Grandbury, Tex; three sons, Timothy (Susan) Barber of Hot Springs Village, Ark., Douglas Barber of Richvalley, Ind., and Russell (Penny) Barber of Elkhart, Ind.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Condolences may be shared with Rev. Doug Barber and family, C/O Richvalley UMC, 290 N. Jefferson Street, Wabash, IN 46992, or at

More on the life and legacy of Lowel Barber can be found at



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