Barry D. Bare

Barry D. Bare - age 78, of Kalkaska passed away on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 in Traverse City. He was born on July 6, 1941 in Erie, Pennsylvania to the late Richard and Minnie (Jenkins) Beardsley. Barry was an avid fisherman and hunter who not only enjoyed them both, but excelled. Fly fishing on the Pere Marquette were some of his favorite times. He especially loved to help others learn so they could enjoy being out on the rivers too. He loved his family and liked to joke with and tease them often. Barry will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Kathleen (Unger) Bare; sons, Barry (Sue) Bare Jr., and Eric (J.J.) Bare; grandchildren, Tom (Ashley), Kathy, Jessica, Darren, and Shayler; great-grandchildren, Mary Jo, Cheryl, Tommy Joe Jr., Lucius, and Zander; siblings, Linda (Tim) Thomas, Bill (Shawn) Beardsley, and Dick (Ginny) Beardsley; many nieces and nephews, as well as, Keith, Laura, Kent and Pam whom he treated as his own children. Barry was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Beardsley who was killed in action in Iwo Jima, Minnie Bare, and his second father Ruben “Stan” Bare. A private family memorial will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalkaska Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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