Donald (Don) Roy Barr, 81, of Hubbard, MN, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021, after his battle with cancer in the comfort of his home with the presence of his family.
Don was born on February 8, 1940, in Grafton, ND to Roy and Myrtle May (Maxwell) Barr. At the young age of 17 Don left home to serve his country by joining the National Guard. After one year of serving in the guard Don proudly enlisted in the United Stated Airforce. While stationed in Wadena MN Don met the love of his life Helen Lavyonne Thoreson. On September 21, 1958, the two were united in marriage. In their 62 years together, they were blessed with 3 sons.
Don served in the Unites States Air Force from 1957 until 1960 when he was honorably discharged. After his time proudly serving the United States of America, Don did many things. He worked for KNDK radio station in Langdon, ND the KNOX Radio Station in Grand Forks, ND where he took great pride doing play by play for UND men’s Basketball. He then went on to serve his country again with the United States Border Patrol from which he retired. He was involved in many organizations such as the Langdon High School Athletic Booster Club, Langdon Country Club, the Eagles, and the DAV.
Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, home life and being with his family.
Deeply loved Don’s passing will be mourned by his wife of 62 years Helen, his children Jeff (Bonnie) Barr of Park Rapids, MN, Kenneth (Suzie) Barr of Park Rapids, MN, and Guy (Dennise) Barr of Park Rapids, MN, his grandson Kenny, step-grandchildren Gabie, Isaac, Julia and Holly, and his brother Thomas (Pat) Barr of Moorhead, MN.
He is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Myrtle Barr and his brother Robert Barr.
There will be a celebration of life luncheon Saturday September 25th 11-2pm at the Hubbard Community Center 12141 county 6.