Barney Falls, of Braham, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 at his home in Braham.  He was 85 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Julie Beck officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

INURNMENT will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Brunswick at a future date.

Barney Dean Falls, of Braham, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 1, 2018 at his home. He was 85 years old.

Barney was born on October 30, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Frank and Victoria (Emanuelson) Falls. He took a job working for Knutson Construction in 1950, but only a few months later, he entered into the United States Army. He served in Korea until 1953 and was later honorably discharged in 1954. Barney returned home and to his job at Knutson Construction.

On November 5, 1955 Barney was united in marriage to Mary Westin. They lived in Mora for a short time before making their permanent home in Braham in 1956. They were blessed with 3 children. Barney retired from construction in 1985, but continued his love for building and woodworking. He built many roll top desks, shelves, cabinets, and other projects for family and friends over the years. In his younger days, Barney enjoyed fishing, hunting, and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed trips to the casino and spending time with his family.

Barney is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Lorraine (Joe) Stitz, Darlene (Dick) Riech, Dorothy (Ralph) Stahnke, Elray Kunde, Frank (Joyce) Falls, and an infant brother Bruce Falls; sister-in-law Bertha (Harold) Erickson; brothers-in-law, Vernon Evenson and Hank Bobo; nephews, Karl Erickson and Donald Falls.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary; children, Karin Menning of Florida, Alan (Lori) of Pengilly, and Cheryl (Greg) Ethen of Little Falls; 10 grandchildren, Jason Larson, Harmony (Robert) Cumberbatch, Jeremy (Velvet) Falls, Joshua Larson, Brandon (Tracy) Lucht, Corey Falls, Christopher (Amy) Torgeson, Tony (Angie) Lucht, Bradley Falls, and Diana (Andrew) Johnson; 17 great grandchildren; sister Stella Bobo of Braham; brother Donald (Joan) of Longville; brother-in-law Jim Kunde of Minneapolis; sister-in-law Betty Evenson of Mora; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

10 guestbook entries for BARNEY D. FALLS

  1. Marie Grundberg June 2, 2018 at 5:44 pm #

    Dear Mary and family. Our deepest sympathy in losing dear Barney. Our thoughts and prayers are within you. Marie and Kermit Grundberg

  2. Craig & Connie Jensen June 2, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

    Mary & family,
    We are sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Art & Edie Kaunonen June 4, 2018 at 7:33 am #

    Mary and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    What a great neighbor and person Barney was.

    Art and Edie Kaunonen

  4. Terry Bernardy June 5, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    Mary and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. The Nutrition Department along with the Sisters at St. Francis Convent in Little Falls have you in their prayers.
    Terry Bernardy

  5. Lane Lucht June 5, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

    Mary, Cheryl and family,

    Though not of blood, you are part of my family. Barney will be remembered in my heart as a very good man with a happy smile that belied his pride and joy in his large family – and with others as well.

    With love and sympathy.

  6. Grace Kleven June 6, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    Sorry to here of your loss.Blessings to you and your family.
    Larry and Grace Kleven

  7. Virginia June 7, 2018 at 7:31 am #

    Dear Karin and family,I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Belinda Eng Blahnik June 7, 2018 at 7:39 am #

    My sincere love and sympathy to Mary and family in the loss of Barney.

  9. Dan and Betty Erickson June 7, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    Deapest sympathy to Mary and family.
    Barney was great uncle and friend !!

  10. Jim Gosdin June 8, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

    To Karin and family…so sorry to learn of your loss. There are times that mere words fall painfully short, and this is certainly one.

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