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Thomas H. Barker

June 29, 1943 - January 1, 2021

    January 9, 2021 | 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Saturday
  • Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles
  • Funeral
  • January 9, 2021 | 10:30 A.M. Saturday
  • St. Patrick Crane Road Church 6N487 Crane Road St. Charles, Il.
  • Burial Location
    Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles

Thomas H. Barker, age 77, of Elgin, formerly of Ft. Wayne, Indiana passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.

He was born June 29, 1943 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

For over 40 years, he worked for International Harvester/Navistar.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren especially at the lake.

Tom is survived by two children, Debbie Boor and Shelley (Herb) Quigley, four grandchildren, Justin and Jennifer Boor and Blake and Miranda Quigley, a sister, Ruth Swarzbach and a brother, William (Patti) Barker.

He was preceded in death his wife, Judy in 2016, his mother, Helen Barker, a son-in-law, David Boor, two brothers, Jim and Richard Barker and a sister, Barb Riley

Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles. Funeral mass will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday January 9, 2021 at St. Patrick Crane Road Church, St. Charles.  Burial will be at Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to “DAV” Disabled American Veterans,

For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060 or visit us at


Steve Barker from Fort Wayne, IN

"So sorry for your loss Debbie and Shelly.My Condolences to All!"

Kim Barker from Fort Wayne, IN

"Debbie, Shelley and family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dad. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many great memories of your dad. Sending lots of love and hugs."

Ruth Barker Schwarzbach from Naperville, IL

"To my nieces Debbie and Shelley, I’m focusing on the positive. For the last few years my brother Tom and I became closer. I kept in contact on regular basic, We had many good phone conversations. I’m so sorry to you Debbie and Shelley you have lost your dad. I didn’t think he’d be the one to go now. But, I will send you the voice message he sent me last Christmas when I was driving to Mike and Cathy Patrick’s for Christmas, I always told My brother Tom I loved him. I’m happy he is in heaven with his beloved Judy. I loved her as well. Good memories of both. I will never forget Tom and great great memories of my four brothers who always loved and took care of me growing up. What more could you ask for in life. Rest In Peace Tom. See you again someday in heaven. Love, your sister Ruth Ann😍😍"

Billy from Chicago, IL

"Yesterday was tough to say goodbye to Tom. It is comforting to think of him healthy again in Heaven with Judy walking hand-in-hand. "

Terri Patrick Stumpf from Fort Wayne , IN

"Debbie and Shelley and families, I’m in shock upon hearing of Tom’s death. My prayers for all of you. We had many good times growing up as cousins. Lots of fun at grandma’s at Crooked Lake. When Judy’s family rented down by Captain’s Cabin, Judy and Tom would come get me to be the @ observer” do your mom could ski. I felt so cool bring with my older cousin! Hugs to both of you. Love, Terri"

Tom Fulscher from Hilliard , OH

"Debbie and Shelley, I’m so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I worked with/for your father at the Richmond, CA PDC back in the 1990s. I met you a few times when you were teenagers as your mom and dad had me over to their place in San Ramon several times ( I was the “Buckeye” that he liked to tell Notre Dame stories to!). I have very fond memories of your dad as he helped me adjust to living away from home for the first time. I always tell people how he “took me under his wing” to share his business and human experiences with me to help me grow. I think of those times and skills frequently. I spoke to him a few times years ago and he seemed very happy with spending time his grandkids the lake. I wish you all the best and peace in your lives. Tom Fulscher – Columbus, OH"

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