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William (Bill) Stewart Barks

June 22, 1959 January 17, 2019
William (Bill) Stewart Barks
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Obituary for William (Bill) Stewart Barks

William (Bill) Stewart Barks, 59, son of Bruce & Naomi (Stewart) Barks, was born June 22, 1959 in Omaha, Nebraska. He passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the EveryStep Kavanagh House in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bill graduated from Panora-Linden High School in 1977. He went on to earn his degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Industrial Technology. For the last 25 years he has made his home in Panora. He previously worked at Rose Acres Farms in Guthrie Center.
Bill loved his bicycle and put many miles on it participating in several RAGBRAIs when he was younger. He could often be found riding on the Raccoon River Valley Trail and the streets of Panora during the summer.
Bill is survived by his sister, Janet (Tom) O’Brien of Windsor Heights; nieces, Kelsey (Derek) Ripperger, Megan O’Brien; and nephew, Scott O’Brien. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will hold a private remembrance to honor Bill at a later date. His cremains will be buried in the West Cemetery, Panora, with his parents.
Memorials may be directed to the EveryStep Kavanagh House on 56th Street, Des Moines or the Raccoon River Valley Trail.

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Cremation has taken place.

Cemetery Details


West Cemetery Final Resting Place

Panora, IA 50216

panora Panora 50216 IA
United States

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