Michael Barnes


Michael Wayne Barnes, 62, of Ottumwa and formerly of Des Moines, died at 1:30 p.m. February 25, 2022 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.

He was born December 27, 1959 in Des Moines to Jerry and Phyllis Collins Barnes. He married Cindy Holmes Wemer November 28, 2014 in Grinnell.

A graduate of Lincoln High School, Mike loved being a truck driver. He transported materials for Quanex Building Products and was currently driving for Ruan.

He loved his dogs, spending time fishing, attending garage sales and most importantly spending time with his wife.

Surviving is his wife, Cindy; her children, Jared (Emily) Bowersox of Bloomfield and Amanda (Tasmann) Aguilar of Ottumwa; five grandchildren, Jasmine (Nick), Giselle, Houston, Tucker and Lennon; his father, Jerry (Pat) Barnes of Des Moines; a brother, Randy Barnes of Des Moines; several cousins including close cousins, Brenda Wilson, Frank Marcum and Gary Marcum.

He was preceded in death by his mother; two sisters, Christine and Annie.

His body has been cremated. No services are planned at this time.

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