|11/7/2019 3:05:00 PM|
Barry John Sutherland, age 72, of Taylors Falls, MN, died Thursday, October 31, 2019, at United Hospital in St. Paul.
Barry was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Dorothy, and a sister, Kay. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Val; daughter Cindy Bowles and grandson Alex Bowles.
Barry was born April 11, 1947, in Minneapolis to Lloyd and Dorothy (Kretzschmar) Sutherland. With his dad being in road construction, Barry grew up in several areas of Iowa. He was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. Barry served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1966 until 1972. He was united in marriage to Valerie Haas on March 1, 1980, at Ft. Snelling in Minneapolis. Barry was a truck driver for 20 years before obtaining his insurance license in 1988. He served on the Franconia Township Board and the Chisago County Board of Health. He was a member of the Lions Club. Barry enjoyed woodworking, fishing, feeding birds, and plants, especially his orchids.
A Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Grandstrand Funeral Home in Lindstrom. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday and continues one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.grand strandfh.com.