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Barry A. Birkholz, 51

Barry A. Birkholz, age 51, of Emily, formerly of the Winsted/Lester Prairie area, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at his home.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby, with visitation one hour prior to the services.

Koop Funeral Home is located at 32 East Main Street, P.O. Box 7. Crosby, Minnesota 56441; and can be reached at (218)546-5531.

Barry was born Feb. 12, 1963, in Glencoe, to Arvin and Janelle (Perbix) Birkholz.

He graduated from the Lester Prairie High School, class of 1981.

Barry was a carpenter for H.A. Birkholz Construction in Lester Prairie, and Tutch Construction in Emily.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jo; his mother, Janelle Birkholz of Winsted; a sister, Tara Fay (Bruce) Schneewind of Lester Prairie; and his canine companion, Molly.

Barry was preceded in death by his father.

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