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Judith E. Barner


DULUTH, Minn. - Judith E. Barner, 65, of Duluth, and formerly of Ironwood, Mich., died Monday, May 19, 2014, at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth.

The former Judith Dull was born Aug. 26, 1948, in Duluth, daughter of the late William and Annabelle (Grayson) Dull, and attended school in Milwaukee and Omaha, Neb. She worked with her family at their Greyhound Bus Station in Omaha prior to moving to Ironwood in 1969. She was then employed at the Chat-A-Wyle and Arts Unlimited in Hurley, Wis., and at Munsingwear in Ashland, Wis.

Moving to California, Judy waitressed at a Denny's Restaurant, took care of the elderly in their homes, and was employed in the blueprinting department at Boeing Aircraft Co. Returning to Ironwood in 2000, she resided on Midland Avenue and Francis Street, and had resided in Duluth for the past five years due to medical reasons. She enjoyed crocheting, reading her Bible and attending church services.

She was married to Norman Doney for 15 years. They later divorced.

Surviving are four sons, Vince Dull, Waterford, Conn., Fred (Rose) Dull, Casper, Wyo., and Jim Barber and Bob (Tamara) Barber, both of Ironwood; three daughters, Angel Mulhall, Ironwood, April (Bob) Heckman, Bessemer, and Anndrea (Somchai) Chinawong, Waupaca, Wis .; 19 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Claude (Debra) Dull, Mystic, Conn., and Raymond (Betty) Dull, Mercer, Wis .; sisters-in-law, Renee (Tom) Rouse, Ironwood Township, and Jackie Dull, Casper; a brother-in-law, Guy Tilton, Kimball, Wis .; and close friends, Duane and Jill, both of Duluth.

Besides her parents, Judy was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Barber, two grandsons, Torey Gerbig and Jacob Grambow; brother, Melvin Dull; and sister, Carlyne Jarvenpaa.

Out of respect for her wishes, cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 27, at 2 p.m., preceded by visitation at 1 p.m., at the McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, 305 N. Lowell St., in Ironwood, with the Rev. Mark Ortman, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Ironwood, officiating.

Judy's obituary can be viewed online and condolences given to her family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood.


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