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“Sorry to hear of your loss. Never met Lee in person but we had a very good business relationship.He made me feel like we were old friends, was...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Bob Murphy - CHARLESTON, IL

“Tammy and Todd, we just saw this obituary and did not know of Lee's passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. He will join uncle Bob and...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Allen - New carlisle, IN

“I feel blessed for the time I got to share with Lee. From the moment I met him he became a very important part of my life. I will think of his smile...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Gretchen Laughman - South Bend, IN

“I work for Lee starting in 1980-1987 at a small company called Score-Tyme. Lee was a good man to work for and became friends as well over the years....Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Paul Frayer - Collinsville, IL

“Todd, Tammy and Family our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.We have many great memories of fun times with Lee over the years. He was a...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mike and Barb Keener - Scottsdale, AZ

“This is very sad news. Lee will be greatly missed by so many of us in the sign trade. Thoughts and prayers for the family. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Eddy - Niles, MI - Friend

“Tammy and Todd ... I am so saddened to think that your Dad is longer here on earth with us ... I do know he is in a far better place ... There he is...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Rita Maypin

“Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, may our Lord comfort you and may your heart find peace in the words of our Savior Jesus Matthew 6:10. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Lee - Your golf buddies ( Jim Larry and John) will never forget you pressing the bet on the 18th hole followed by your next golf short over the...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: John Munro - San Jose, CA

“We will miss your candor and friendship. Rest in peace, Lee. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Betsy Stone - Stevensville, MI


Lee J. Barker, 72, of Mishawaka, IN, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 in his home. He was born on October 5, 1944 in LaPorte, Indiana to the late Robert and Beverly (Real) Barker. Lee was the owner of Lee Signs Supply in Niles, Michigan. He is survived by one daughter, Tamara (Steve) Fuller of Niles, Michigan; one son, Todd (Jennie) Barker of Granger, Indiana; eight grandchildren, Branden (Karianne) Edwards, Brittany (Josh) Ritchie, Christian (Janeal) Fuller, Zachary Fuller, Brett, Katherine, Luke and Sarah Barker; and five great-grandchildren, Bailey, Tyler, Aleah, Sophiah and Elijah. He was preceded in death by one brother, Geoffry Barker; and one great-granddaughter, Adleigh. Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 in the Kaniewski Funeral Home, 3545 N. Bendix Dr., South Bend. At the conclusion of the visitation, those who wish to say a few words in remembrance are welcomed by the family to share memories of Lee with them. Lee was very proud of his business, Lee Signs Supply. He enjoyed golfing and hanging out at The Blue Lantern and Pete's Patio. Online condolences may be left at www.kaniewski.com.