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Richard D. Barron, 69, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, surrounded by family and friends in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born September 23, 1947, in Rockford; the son of Raymond and Alice (Spurley) Barron. He took great pride in his work. He spent his career utilizing his talents in the family metal finishing business that his father started in the late 1960's. He was a longtime member of Alpine Lutheran Church. Rick's two boys were the great love and focus of his life. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed all the time he spent at the lake. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He will live on in all of our good memories and times we shared.
He is survived by his two sons, Joseph and Judah Barron both of Rockford; sister, Marvis Trosper of Chana, IL; and brother, Dennis (Judy) Barron of Rockford. Predeceased by his parents; and brother-in-law, Billy Trosper. The family would like to give a special thank you to long-time friends Richard Sessom and to Dr. Dan & Marty Johnson, along with the doctors and staff at OSF for their compassionate care and the kindness they showed to the family, as well as Pastor Dan Wynard from Alpine Lutheran Church for his prayers and support.
Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. with Pastor Dan Wynard officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Private family burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.

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  1. Carolyn Sharp

    Sorry to hear of Rick's passing. Your family are in my prayers and thoughts. Still can't drive, maybe in a couple of days. Again , you are in my prayers.

  2. jim lois dolan

    prayers for the family

  3. Darwin and Reva Barron

    Cousins from Wisconsin Long Live memory's of our youth when you came to the farm. we send our prayers and condolences to the family

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