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of Buffalo, MN

June 19, 1936 – September 28, 2022

Visitation

Saturday, October 1, 2022

one hour prior to the service

Albion Ev. Free Church – Cokato, MN

Memorial Service 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

2:00 p.m.

Albion Ev. Free Church – Cokato, MN

Joseph Eugene Bares Jr was born on June 19, 1936, in Jackson MN to Joseph and Albina Bares. He attended all his school years in Jackson and graduated high school in 1954. After high school he attended Minnesota school of business to pursue a degree in accounting. While attending, he was class president and graduated with honors in 1956 and met his future wife, Barb.

Joe honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1958 to 1962. During this time, he was stationed in both California and in Korea during the Korean War.

Joe was joined in holy marriage to Barb Love on December 23, 1958, and God blessed their marriage with three children.

Joe enjoyed woodworking as a kid and after his retirement in 1998, he picked up wood working again and spent many hours in his shop making small furniture and gifts for his family and friends. He also enjoyed working in his flower gardens, bird watching, vacationing, and watching Baseball. If the Twins were on TV, he was watching. He always had a love of everything Western. In his 70’s he first vacationed at a working Dude Ranch in Montana. He was 80 years old when he took his last trip there.

Joe is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barb. His 3 children: Donna (Tim) Erickson of Albertville, Jay (Kelly) Bares of Buffalo and Kathy (Adam) Kliewer of Plymouth. In addition, he has 9 Grandchildren: Jason Erickson, Heather Lawrence, Josephine Erickson, Ryan Bares, Brandon Bares, Tyler Bares, Joseph Franks, Maria Franks, and Melissa Franks, and 11 Great Grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Albina Bares, Stepfather Siggie Berge and sister Joann Erickson.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Riti Sanderson

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Joe. My sympathy to you and your family. RIP Joe.

    Reply
  2. Hank and Linda Van Erp

    Barb and family, we are so sorry to hear about Joe’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

    Reply
  3. Lisa Utterberg

    Barb,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Joe. I was out of town during the service.
    I am sorry I missed it.
    Please know I am wrapping my arms around you in Strength, comfort, and love. God bless!😇

    Reply

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