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Brian Barks

Posted August 18, 2014 in Obituaries, Urbandale

December 8, 1956 – August 14, 2014

Brian Barks

Brian Barks

Brian E. Barks died Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the age of 57. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Catherine of 32 years; his two sons, Christopher and Eric; his father, Robert; and brother, Bradley (Melissa) of St. Louis, MO., their children, Justen, Elizabeth and Susan. Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn.Brian was born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1957 where he lived his entire life. He graduated from Hoover High School in 1975, Grandview University in 1977 and went on to earn a B.S. Degree from Iowa State University in 1980. Brian worked for EFCO in Des Moines his entire career. He held numerous positions, most recently in the industrial engineering department. Brian was involved in many activities in his church. He served on the property committee and participated in the numerous building projects. He also coordinated the sound and video recording activities. Brian started the program of recording and delivering DVDs of Sunday services to home bound members. He was an avid cyclist and amateur marksman. He enjoyed reading, traveling, and attending theater. Brian was an able and versatile handyman and enjoyed helping his friends with their home remodeling projects.The family will receive friends at Merle Hay Funeral Home from 4-8pm on Monday, August 18, 2014. The Memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 3010 52nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11am where he has been a life-long member. Interment will be at the Merle Hay Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Grace Lutheran Church.

Information provided by:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
4400 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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