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“Kelly and FamilyI know I should greet and in your family, yet I'm not sure I would know all of Barney's kids. Many times he would tell Gary and I...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Beth/Gary Bushlack - Wells, MN

“My deepest sympathy at the passing of Bernie. He was a very special man and I enjoyed chatting with him. He will be missed by many. I pray you...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Judy Harpestad - Wells, MN

“Barney will be cherished and respected for a long long time. He truly was an all American and a perfect example of what has come to be recognized as...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Thomas and Linda Pagenkopf - MN

“It won't be the same this summer driving into the yard and not seeing Barney flying around the yard on the mower or the side by side, It was a very...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Jeff Aronson - Albert Lea, MN

“So sorry to hear Barney passed. My dad's best friend since they were kids and of course very special to all of us who had the pleasure of enjoying...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: chuck clarke - kenyon, MN

“Barney was a remarkable man. My memories of him will last forever. God bless his soul. Bebs can spend eternity with her soulmate.My sincere...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Rick Chirpich - Denham Springs, LA

“Barney was a gentle and fun loving. I will never forget our snowmobile rides. Prayers headed your way. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Larry Flynn - Perham, MN - Friend

“I had the pleasure of visiting Barney this past summer on his patio. He was in good spirits and as always friendly. We shared memories and I will...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Scott Shulz - Bricelyn, MN

“So sorry for your loss...our deepest sympathy ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Dee Yokiel - Wells, MN - Friend

“So sorry to hear about this. I always enjoyed being around Barney. He always expressed a joy of life and injected into those around him and I was one...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Chuck Brooks - Baltimore, MD

“My heart is sad. Prayers and hugs for all of you. I just loved Barney. He always greeted me with a smile and a hug. ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Chris Cooper - Wells, MN - Friend

“Rest in peace Barney! You were such a pleasure to visit with. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers coming your way! ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Butch and Kathy Kern - Marion, IA

“I'm soo sorry to hear about your dad. I'm going to miss him. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Bohm - Wells, MN

“Sorry to hear the news. Barney was always so friendly to me. Always was smiling and enjoying the moment. R.I.P Barney! ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Wade Herbers - Minnesota Lake, MN

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire family! Barney was a truly wonderful person!!! ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Wayne and Cheryl Thisius - MN

“My deepest sympathy to Barneys loved ones. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Sheila Clifford - Boca Raton, FL

“My condolences to the family. Barney was a good friend with my patents. I remember him as a friendly man. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: John Pregler - Orange Park, FL

“Deepest thoughts and prayers to the family of Barney...I am so thankful for the time and visits I got to have with this remarkable man.!!! ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Shayne McCarrick - Chaska, MN

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Bernard Norbert "Barney" Neubauer, age 93, of Wells, MN, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at his home. A private Mass will be held at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, MN with Father Greg Havel officiating. A celebration of life will be held at a later date for all of Barney's family and friends, along with Military Honors by the Wells Color Guard when social bans are lifted.
Bernard "Barney" was born June 5, 1926 in Clark Twp., Faribault Co., MN, the son of Matt and Mary (Nowak) Neubauer. Barney joined the U.S Army and proudly served in the 85th Calvary Recon Squad from 1944-1946 in World War II. On September 25, 1948, he married Evelyn "Bebs" Kelly at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Easton, MN and to this union the couple was blessed with 6 children. The couple made their home on the Kelly family farm in rural Wells. Barney loved being on the farm, taking care of his land and livestock. He spent many nights and weekends dancing and socializing. Barney also loved spending time with his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. Barney just loved life! Barney was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, the Wells American Legion Post, and the Wells VFW.
Barney will be missed by his children: Bonnie Kruger of Mankato, MN, Patti (Mike) Redig of Minnesota Lake, MN, Peggy (Charlie) Kalis of Easton, MN, Kelly (Deb) Neubauer of South Bend, Indiana, Todd Neubauer (Jackie Brandenburg) of Wells, MN, and Nancy (Jason) McCue of Minnesota Lake, MN. 13 grandkids and 14 great-grandkids; brother Robert (Rita) Neubauer of Blue Earth, MN; along with a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.
Barney was preceded in death by his parents; wife Evelyn (2008); siblings: Mary Ann (John) Weber, Joseph (Beatrice), Matt (Dorothy), James (Eleanor), and Jacob (Vera) Neubauer.