Herbert Duwain Barclay

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Herbert Duwain Barclay passed from this earth to be with his Lord on Feb. 3, 2013, at his home in rural Nevada. He was born on May 30, 1927, in Mose, N.D., to Jens Helmer Barclay and Anna Elizabeth Hanson

He joined the United States Army in 1950 as part of the Second Armored Division, "Hell On Wheels." He was stationed in Germany and was discharged in 1952. While traveling to his home in North Dakota he met Helen Marie Ridgway, from Walker, Mo., on the bus. They began communicating and after his discharge he married her on Feb. 21, 1953. To this union four children were born, Jennifer, Jens, Karen and Janet. Helen passed on May 26, 1999.

He then married Edith Marie Edson on March 17, 2000. He realized his dream when he and Marie purchased a 10-acre farm northeast of Nevada. Here he enjoyed his retirement, fishing from his stocked pond and mowing his rather large yard. Marie passed on Nov. 8, 2006. He spent his remaining days in the company of Mitzi, his pomeranian. He was a charter member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and helped with the construction in 1953. He was a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Elna; brothers, Oden and Vernon; his daughter, Jennifer; grandson, Jeffrey Reitz; two stepgranddaughters, Elizabeth Watson and Shelly Watkins; and two wives, Helen and Marie. He is survived by one brother, Andor Barclay, of Grand Forks, N.D.; his son, Jens and his wife, Sheila, of Nevada; two daughters, Karen Reitz and her husband, Terry, of Round Rock, Texas, and Janet Campbell and her husband, Wes, of Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren, Nichole Renniker and her husband, Terry, Pratt, Kan., Ben Campbell of Carbondale, Ill., Jill Jastrock and her husband, George, and Kristin Reitz of Round Rock, Texas; stepgranddaughter, Melissa Watson, Amoret, Mo.; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Nevada, with the Rev. Johannes Brann officiating. Interment with military rites will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada.

Family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m., Friday, at Ferry Funeral Home.

Contributions may be made in his name to Trinity Lutheran Church in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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