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Walter “Butch” Barry

Walter “Butch” Barry, 64, Harvard, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at JourneyCare Hospice Center, Woodstock.

He was born Feb. 23, 1950, to Charles and Elizabeth (Tracy) Barry in Woodstock.

On Oct. 21, 1967, he married Doris Nell in Woodstock.

He was a member of the Saddlebag Saloon.  He enjoyed motorcycle riding, fishing and music.  He was proud of his Native American heritage. As a descendant of the Mesquakie Tribe, Native American culture and lore fascinated him.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family and dear friends.

Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Robin (Richard) Knapik, Lynette (Timothy) Ashmore and Dawn VanHoorn; four grandchildren, Mike (Kelly) Knapik, Brittany Knapik, Tayler Barry and Travis Price; a great-grandson, Konner Knapik; a brother, Joseph Barry; six sisters, Bonnie Moyer, Patti Bressers, Pam Walters, Cindy Swanson, Ella Barry and Tina Barry; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bryan Barry; and two sisters, Debbie Boliver and Brenda Lumby.

A visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.  The visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the funeral home until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m.  Interment will be private at McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to thefamily for designation at a later date.

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