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Lewis Adam Barnes, Jr., age 73, of Sheridan, passed away Tuesday morning, June 1, 2010 at Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming. The son of Irene Rattay & Lewis Adam Barnes, Sr., he was born on Nov. 10, 1936 in Norwalk, Connecticut and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Lewis retired from Jordan Manufacturing, and as an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking, and boondocking. On Jan. 13, 1995, in Stanton, he married Margaret Ann Merren-Miller. He also wrote and published poetry, and loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids… who called him “Grandpa Loowee”.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lewis A. Barnes, Sr.; his mother, Irene Bunce; and his step-father, Harold Bunce.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret A. Barnes of Sheridan; his children, Bret & Debbie Barnes of Sheridan, Cheryl Lea Chicken of Grand Rapids, Douglas & Missy Barnes of Gowen, and Walter & Holly Barnes of Stanton; his step-children, Chuck Miller of Greenville, Kelly & Ned Springsteen of Sheridan, Jimmie Miller of Barryton, Cindy Enbody of Greenville, and John Miller of Greenville; twenty-one grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two sisters, Audrey & Ron Demorest of Greenville, and Jean Rauwolf of Indiana; a brother, Tom Barnes of Indiana; two step-brothers, Casey Bunce, John & Kathy Bunce; a step-sister, Mary & Bob Newland; his mother-in-law, Frances Merren of Greenville; eight siblings-in-law, Bud Merren of Kentucky, Joan & Dale Keeler, Terry & Evelyn Merren, all of Greenville, Mark & Collen Merren of Belding, David Merren of Saugatuck, Carol Jasso of Greenville, Mike & Linda Merren, and Brian Paul Merren, all of Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 12-1 p.m. Pastor Jeff Wilhelm of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church will officiate and military honors, rendered by the U.S. Navy, will conclude the ceremonies.

Burial will take place privately in Sidney Township Cemetery. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Lewis online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.christiansen-fh.com

The Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, is entrusted with the arrangements.


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  1. Anonymous on June 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Guestbook

    06/17/2010 –

    Krista

    Margeret, we used to work together at Metron. I had heard from my mom Barb of your husband’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.


    06/05/2010 –

    jennifer Krammen

    So sorry to about your loss, I worked with lewis at Jorgensens for 4 years he was a great guy and will be missed by many.


    06/03/2010 –

    Lisa M Hosmer

    I am sorry for the passing of my father. I was not notified and was unable to attend. When I did spend time with my dad, it was a long time ago, he was alot of fun to be around. He took me boon-docking as a child and I worked with him at Jordan Manufacturing. My condolences go out to the rest of his family. I am only sorry he never got to know my children(his grandchildren)God Bless all… Lisa


    06/03/2010 –

    John Feaster

    My sympathies are with your family at this time of sorrow. Love, John


    06/03/2010 –

    John Feaster

    So sorry I couldn’t make it home for services, but all my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Always, Cindy Marie


    06/03/2010 –

    Cindy Enbody

    So sorry I couldn’t make it home for services, but all my thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Always, Cindy Marie


    06/03/2010 –

    Paul Phenix Jr

    To the Barnes Family – I will always have fond memories of Louie from my childhood years and how him and my father were pretty much joined at the hip. I really admired Louie and will never forget him.
    Paul Jr.


    06/02/2010 –

    Rebecca Cumings

    To The Family of Lewis Barnes–You have my sincere sympathy. Maybe Bret, Doug, and Cheryl will know or remember me. I am their cousin, Becky, the daughter of Uncle T. and Aunt Virginia. My Mom passed away last September so I truly know your pain. We are still going through the first of every holiday that comes, which is very hard. Mom and I wondered where you kids were and tried to find you on the internet, but never did. Uncle T. passed away in 1996. Two of the very best! Take care and God Be With You and your family at this time. With Love—Becky


    06/02/2010 –

    Sharon-Merren Thompson

    Dear Aunt Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Louie passing. Uncle Louie is now in heaven looking upon us all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love your Niece


    06/02/2010 –

    Lisa and Brian Gardner

    Dear Walter and Family, We are sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. We never met your Dad, but we know by your stories that you were close. Your friends, Lisa and Brian


    06/02/2010 –

    Andy and Tara Mulder

    Margaret, We are very sorry to hear about Uncle Louie. He was a very special man and has deeply touched the hearts of every person he has came in contact with. Uncle Louie we will miss you terribly but we know that you are going to be watching us over head and will be with us as we are out in the woods and at deer camp each year. You will be missed by all. We love you.


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