SIOUX CITY -- Harold "Ken" Barringer of Sioux City died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at Touchstone Living Center after a lengthy illness. He was 72.
A memorial service for Ken Barringer was Friday, Feb. 3, at Nelson-Berger Northside Chapel in Sioux City. The Rev. Tim Squire officiated. Burial was in Logan Park Cemetery.
Harold "Ken"?Barringer was born Aug. 16, 1939, in Emmetsburg, the son of Harold Kenneth and E. Virginia (Curtis)?Barringer. He grew up in Ruthven and graduated with honors from Ruthven High School in 1957. He continued his education at Emmetsburg Junior College and graduated from Wayne State College. Ken received his master's degree in social work from the University of Missouri at Columbia, MO. He served in the National Guard.
On Aug. 21, 1965, Ken Barringer and Fern Alice Vogt were married at Naper, NE. Ken was a social worker for Woodbury County for many years. He then worked at the Boys and Girls Home and at Western Hills Area Education Agency before medically retiring in 1993.
Ken grew up in the Methodist Church and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He was a member of SIGBI and enjoyed reading. When Ken was younger he enjoyed hunting.
Survivors include two daughters, Tashia and James Hamilton of Penbrook Pines, FL, and Heather Barringer of Sioux City. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Faith, Kirstin, D'Andre and Alana; two great grandchildren, Savannah and Natalya; and a sister, Marilyn Yoakum of Willmar, MN.
Mr. Barringer was preceded in death by his wife, Fern, in July 1995; his parents; and a brother, David Barringer.