January 29, 1946 - October 27, 2019
Eric Leon Barsness , 73, of Waukee, Iowa died Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Unity Point Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00am Monday, November 4, 2019 at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St. NE, Mason City. Visitation will be held from 2 until 4pm on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Eric was the oldest son of Leon and Beulah (Lund) Barsness. He was born on January 29 ,1946 in Mason City, Ia. and graduated from Mason City High School in 1964. He continued his education at North Iowa Area Community College. Eric was united in marriage to Judy K. Smith on June 10, 1967 at St. James Lutheran Church Mason City, Iowa. He worked at Winnebago Industries, Forest City, Iowa setting up computer systems. He worked for Sieg Auto Parts in Mason City, Iowa before transferring to Sieg in Davenport, Iowa as V.P. of Operations for 25 years. He moved on to Holiday Retirement Corporation, Salem, OR. where he was in charge of training and marketing and retired after completing 12 years with the company. Eric had many interests. He enjoyed golfing with family and friends, boating, and spending time on the computer looking at pictures of the grandkids. He looked forward to family cruises, many trips to Las Vegas and weekend sleep-overs with Addy and Alex. For eight years he was an avid Iowa State fan with Erica, Jon and Ally. He loved watching Jacks’ baseball games and debating politics with Josie. Eric was thrilled to hear about the birth of his new great grandson, Colton. Most of all, without a doubt, he enjoyed spending time with his family, close friends and “Paris”, his grand dog. Eric said, “I’ve been truly blessed with 52 years of marriage to Judy, 2 children, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, a son-in-law, my brothers and brother-in law and three sisters-in law. Eric is survived by his loving wife Judy, children: Susy K. (John) Stoffer Hudson, WI. and Matthew E. Barsness Johnston, IA., grandchildren: Dr. Jon (Ally) Stoffer, Woodbury, Mn., Erica Stoffer, Hudson, WI. Josie, Jack, Addy, and Alex Barsness, Johnston, IA., great grandson Colton J. Stoffer. Brother, Gary (Tana) Barsness, Bettendorf, sister-law Jane (John) Harrod, Middleton, WI., and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in law, brother Jerry and sister-in law Debbie.
Eric Leon Barsness , 73, of Waukee, Iowa died Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Unity Point Health - Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00am Monday, November 4, 2019 at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial... View Obituary & Service Information
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