WØDNO - October 3, 2017|
Ralph E. Barr
QCWA # 14888
Chapters 8, 16 & 32
Ralph Edison Barr
Barr, Ralph Edison (83) passed away surrounded by family after a short illness on October 6, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Born on November 4, 1933 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Proceeded in death by his parents Elizabeth and Ralph Edison Barr Sr. and sister Janice Hansen. Survived by his wife of 39 years, Shirley Ann Barr, sister Audrey Buerk, son Robert (Karin), daughters Cheryl Lake, Karen Reed, Diane Johnson(Jeff) and stepson Peter Jappe(Mary), 20 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren.
Ralph was a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Electrical Engineering. After winning a science project contest from Honeywell while in high school, he became an employee with Honeywell where he spent his entire career retiring in 1996. His proudest achievement was the work he did as a hardware design engineer on the space shuttle.
Ralph's hobbies included ham radio, he had been a ham radio operator since he was a teen. In Phoenix he had been president of two of the local ham radio clubs. He was instrumental in establishing a ham radio station at the Phoenix Science Center where he volunteered for several years.
Memorial Service, November 4, 2017 at 2 PM, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 7th Street NW, New Brighton, MN 55112, visitation one hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology or Ham Radio.
Published on November 2, 2017