Donald Dean Barber, formerly of La Porte, Indiana, passed away on Feb. 18, 2019, at Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley, California.
Donald was born in La Porte, Indiana, on June 19, 1933, to Ira J. and Mable E. (Reeg) Barber, and was the youngest of their five children. He lived in La Porte, Indiana, until 1980, then moved to Rancho Cucamonga, California.
On July 21,1956, Donald married Rosetta H. Surowiec of La Porte, who proceeded him in death in 2007.
He is survived by his sister Mary (Barber) Hartz; brother-in-law George Hartz of Pleasant Hill, Tennessee; and eight children, Mark (Wanda) Barber of Poway, California, Donald Dean Jr. (Kathy) Barber of Corona, California, Maria (Barry) Fischer of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Stephen Barber of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Michael (Maria) Barber of Rancho Cucamonga, California, Suzanne (Eric) Akana of Redding, California, James Barber of Rancho, Cucamonga, California, and Thomas (Rita) Barber of Fontana, California. He is survived by 18 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
He is also preceded in death by one son, Donald Jr.; his older brother Ira Jr.; and sisters June Anderson and Janet Schoof.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. June 8, 2019, at Pine Lake Cemetery in La Porte. A public reception will follow at the La Porte VFW, 181 W. McClung Road in La Porte at noon.