6-8:00 P.M. Monday, January 2 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
10-11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3 at Hope Lutheran Church, South Campus.
11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3 at Hope Lutheran Church, South Campus.
Arthur Cemetery, Arthur N.D.
Fredrikson-Boulger Funeral Chapel, Kindred and Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Michael William Barner, 67, of Fargo, died Wednesday, December 28, 2011, at Edgewood Vista. Michael William was born May 12, 1944 in Fargo, ND to William and Beatrice (Bolkan) Barner.
Mike graduated from Fargo Central High School in 1962, where he was active in music and athletics. He went on to attend NDSU where he was freshman class President, member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, ran track and sang in concert choir. He graduated in 1966 with a degree in electrical engineering and in 1968 with a master’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering. After graduation Mike was employed at 3M in St. Paul, MN. He married Julie Williams on December 30, 1975 in Fargo, ND and they made their home in Minneapolis, MN. In 1984, Mike and Julie moved to Fargo, ND to become associated with Great Plains Software. Mike and Julie raised their family in Fargo, ND where they were involved in the community. Mike was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, YMCA Heritage Club, NDSU Team Makers and Sales & Marketing Executives. He served on the Boards of the NDSU Alumni Association and the Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm. Community involvement was an important part of his life. In 1999, Mike was diagnosed with dementia. At that time he was working for Philips. Mike loved his family and friends. He touched the lives of many people. Mike is survived by his wife Julie, his daughter Jessica (Andrew) Alsop of Fargo and son Erik of New York City, NY. He is also survived by his mother Bea Peters of Arden Hills, MN, his sister Kathy (Mark) Peters-Martell of Roseville, MN and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father William Barner, Richard Peters and Mark Peters.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of the Red River Valley or to NDSU for a legacy gift to be made in memory of Mike.