John (Jack) Barr, of Stevens Point entered heaven on June 25, 2021 at the age of 94.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Jack will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 6, 2021 at St. Stephens Catholic Church. Friends and family will gather to share memories from 10:00 AM until the time of services at the church.
Burial will be at St. Stephens Parish Cemetery.
Jack was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to George and Louise Barr. (Kuich) After graduation from Pulaski High School, in 1944, Jack enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during World War II. After his military service Jack earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After earning his undergraduate degree Jack met and married Beverly Rogstad, June 6, 1953. After several periods of employment in Milwaukee, Jack and his family moved to Stevens Point in 1969, and worked for Sentry Insurance until he retired in 1989.
After retirement he was involved in many volunteer activities which he thoroughly enjoyed. Jack served on the Common Council for 14 years, seven of which he served as council president. He was also a member of the Police and Fire Commission and served on the Board of Review.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Beverly; his parents George and Louise; brothers, Earl, George, Jim and Tom; sister Elaine.
He is survived by his son David, of Menomonee Falls; his daughter Marie of West Bend, and grandson Nicholas, also many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Wisconsin Honor Flight or St. Stephens Parish of Stevens Point in his honor are appreciated: neverforgottenhonorflight.com or pointcatholicfaith.org
The family would like to thank the staff at Brookdale/Dimensions Living for all they did. Their kindness and care are appreciated beyond words, and will always be remembered.