Barbara Fonken, 69, of Fort Dodge, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the Celebration Center, Friendship Haven with the Rev. Anita Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Presbyterian Cemetery, rural Kamrar, Iowa. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the time of service Thursday at the Celebration Center. The Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Lou Fonken was born December 11, 1943 to Lloyd and Mildred (Sinning) Fonken at Dubuque, Iowa. She attended school at Oklahoma School for the Blind, the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis and Special Education School at Miami, Oklahoma. Because of her handicaps, she remained at home with her parents. Barbara brought much joy and happiness to the home and accompanied her parents everywhere. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church which she attended regularly. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents.