Relationship to conference: Husband of retired elder, Rev. Susan Noble Blons, who died in 1993
Date of death: Aug. 9, 2022 at age 84
Arrangements: A service was held at Valley Presbyterian Church in Green Valley, Arizona on Sept. 3.
Appointment information: Rev. Blons was ordained as a deacon in 1977 and as an elder in 1979. She served Minnesota churches in Rochester (Evangel UMC), Wyoming, and Golden Valley. She retired in 1992.
Mr. Barker was a professor at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities for three decades.
Mr. Barker is survived by his second wife, Gail Barker; her children, Mark Fitzsimmons (Jane Fontana) and Karen Chung (Dr. Mark Chung); stepson, Rev. Adam Blons (Megan Voorhees); and three grandchildren.
An obituary was published on Aug. 21 in the Star Tribune.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church