Jacob Barr Obituary

Jacob L. Barr
Jacob L. Barr

October 15, 1913 - November 23, 2005
Resided in Des Moines, IA


Jacob L. Barr, 91, died Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, where he resided. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Sunday, November 27 at Jewish Glendale Cemetery.

Jacob was a kind and gentle man. He was a devoted son of Nathan and Miriam, loving brother of Bess and Blanche, beloved and very special uncle of Nancy and Michael, and special great- uncle of Evan.

Jacob was the owner and proprietor of Barr Cleaners on 6th Avenue. After retiring from Barr Cleaners, he worked as a building engineer at KCCI-TV for several years.

Jacob was a very learned gentleman. He was an avid reader and writer, and contributed many articles to the Des Moines Register. He also was a very popular participant on talk radio programs in Des Moines and a self taught Jewish scholar.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Beth El Jacob Synagogue, 954 Cummins Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50312 or Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center, 900 Polk Blvd. Des Moines, IA 50312.



Jewish Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, IA
Sunday, November 27, 2005
11:00 AM


Beth El Jacob Synagogue
954 Cummins Parkway
Des Moines, IA
Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center
900 Polk Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50312