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Warren Allen BarneyMay 2, 1955 ~ April 15, 2017 (age 61)
Warren Allen Barney,Jr. 61, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, MN. He was born May 2, 1955 in Cloquet, MN to Warren, Sr. and Cecelia (Martineau) Barney. Warren “Woods” Barney was born on Fond du Lac spending the majority of his life there. His life was filled with many adventures, tragedies, and struggles. He was a very creative and fun loving person. He loved working on crafts, visiting, and storytelling. He attended FDLCC and was proud to belong to the Anishinaabe Club and being in charge of the art room. He grew up in the Catholic faith, but studied under many other religions, in the end he loved expressing his love for his Creator and Christ by worshipping in his native culture. He truly loved his Lord. Even though he had many struggles in life, in the last years he was a beautiful husband, a loving father, brother, uncle and grandfather. He had a great sense of humor and a laugh that just stood out. But mostly he would always give what he had and accepted you as you were. He was a good man and will be truly missed by many. Woods is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Andrea Simons, Brook,Joshua, Ashley, and Jacob Barney; stepchildren, Brooke and Zachary Holmes; two grandchildren,Gage and Allen; brothers, Eustace, Richard, Sr., Randall, Sr., and Timothy Barney;sisters, Rebecca, Josephine, and Dawn Barney, all of Cloquet; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Warren, Sr. and Cecelia Barney, his baby sister, Wendy Barney, and two granddaughters: Asiniiwikwezens Barney, and Niinimoshe Barney. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the Fond du Lac Headstart gym. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, service to follow at 11:00 AM. Kevin Kotwill officiate and interment will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery in Cloquet. Luncheon to follow at ENP. Arrangements are being provided by Souder-Handevidt Funeral& Cremation Services of Cloquet (www.handevidtfh.com).