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Stoughton- Irvy T. Barker, Jr., age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Kettle Park Assisted Living in Stoughton.
He was born in Hawthorne, NJ on July 14, 1931, the son of Irvy and Mary Barker. Irvy was very proud of his graduation from Manlius Military School in NY, and from Lehigh University in PA with his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. On July 15, 1954 Irvy was united in marriage to Sharon Seyer in Hawthorne, NJ. Together they raised a son, I. Thomas Barker III. Over the years Irvy and Sharon enjoyed camping in their many trailers they owned over time; their last big trip together was to Baha, Mexico in 1994.
Irvy worked for Allis Chalmers in Milwaukee for 12 years helping to develop the hydrostatic clutch for the WD Allis Chalmers tractor. He then worked for Nelson Industries, Stoughton for 25 years helping to develop exhaust and filtration systems for agricultural and industrial tractors. He had several patents established during his career.
Irvy was an avid hunter, sailor, snowmobiler and car enthusiast. He was a member of Kegonsa Masonic Lodge and Stoughton American Legion Post 59. He was a supporter of Stoughton Senior Center projects helping to build the woodshop and restoration of Stoughton Opera House.
Irvy is survived by granddaughter, Trista (Ryan) Steele and their daughters, Isabelle and Scarlette Steele; granddaughter, Tanya Barker and her children, James Schenck, Jasmine Schenck, and Joseph Schenck; niece Linda (Donald) Diers; nephews Jim (Mary Lynne), Dennis (Deb Lee), and David (Marianne) Barker. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sharon; son, Tom; and niece, Judy.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton. Burial will follow in Graves Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, following the burial, at the Stoughton American Legion. Visitation will be held from 12noon until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made in Irvy’s memory to Stoughton Senior Center.
Special thanks goes to neighbors Kim & Chip Vike, and to the staff at Kettle Park Senior Living.
Please share your memories of Irvy by posting on his Tribute Wall.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street, PO Box 231, Stoughton
Thursday, May 12, 2022
12:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
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