[Tall-Corn] FW: [DSM-Iowa] Michael Barber Passing

Wade Hemmelrick cheeriosandv8 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 13:52:27 UTC 2021

Rest In Peace, Michael. Kim, So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and
prayers for you and your family.

On 3/23/21, Scott Van Gorp via Tall-Corn <tall-corn at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Good Morning National federation of the Blind of Iowa members and friends:
> Before you read the below note from Kim Barber, I wanted to share a little
> background since I don’t think my previous update made it through. Last
> week, Michael Barber fell and had to have hip surgery. There were some
> complications as a result. Kim’s note below shares with us that this
> morning, Michael passed away. Funeral arrangements are pending. As I get
> more, I will pass it along. The National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
> sends condolences to Michael’s family, especially to Kim during this
> difficult time. We in the National federation of the Blind of Iowa and
> around the country morn the loss of a beloved Federationist, a truly
> passionate advocate for the blind of this nation, and a wonderful man. We
> are all better for knowing him! It is difficult to put into words my own
> feelings at this moment, so I won’t even do it now. We will all miss you
> Michael, and we know you are now watching over all of us as we go build the
> National Federation of the Blind!
> From: DSM-Iowa dsm-iowa-bounces at nfbnet.org
> <mailto:dsm-iowa-bounces at nfbnet.org>  On Behalf Of Kimberley Barber via
> DSM-Iowa
> Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:52 AM
> Cc: Kimberley Barber mrs.kimberley.barber at gmail.com
> <mailto:mrs.kimberley.barber at gmail.com> ; Des Moines Chapter List, NFB of
> Iowa dsm-iowa at nfbnet.org <mailto:dsm-iowa at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [DSM-Iowa] Michael Barber Passing
> Hello friends: An update to share that my beloved husband passed away early
> this morning as I sat by his bedside. This is all to much for me right at
> this moment but what I want you all to know is he was passionate about
> serving Blind Iowans and the Federation. He believed in collaboration and
> getting the work done to improve the lives of blind Iowans of all ages and
> he now looks to to carry that Baton. Finally, funeral arrangements must be
> made yet so I will get that info to you when all is finalized. I will keep
> everyone posted. Kim
> Scott Van Gorp, President
> National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
> Phone: 515-720-5282
> Email <mailto:svangorp at nfbi.org>
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