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On January 7, 2019, after 98 international trips, Dana took his final trip – heaven, after a battle with liver and colon cancer.

Dana graduated from Southeast Polk High School, University of Northern Iowa, as well as Drake Law School. Dana had a number of jobs from being a lawyer to washing windows. He had a passion for life and if he was no longer enjoying a job, he would seek out something else. Dana was currently working at Iowa Workforce Development (IWD).

Dana was a man of conversation and could talk to anyone about anything. His ultimate passion was traveling, sharing his love for travel with everyone. He turned his travel passion into two businesses, Glass Shoppe Imports where he imported crystal and art glass from the Czech Republic, and Dana Barrer Photography where he shared his photos from all over the world.

Dana’s smile, wicked sense of humor and scary smart intellect will be missed.

Dana is survived by his mother, Judith (Bjork) Barrer; sister, Diane (Barrer) Workman (Kevin); brother, Jerry Barrer; nieces, Annalee, Jennifer, Jessica, and Joelle; as well as several great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Barrer.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Hope Lutheran Church, 3857 E. 42nd Street in Des Moines, with visitation to begin at 9:00 a.m. He will be laid to rest at Mitchellville Cemetery following services.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Furry Friends Refuge or EveryStep Hospice in loving memory of Dana.

Condolences may be expressed online at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com

Service Details

Visitation:
Saturday, January 12, 2019
9:00 - 10:00 am
Hope Lutheran Church
3857 E. 42nd Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Service:
Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:00 am
Hope Lutheran Church
3857 E. 42nd Street
Des Moines, Iowa
Disposition:
Burial
Mitchellville Cemetery
Mitchellville, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

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