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“Jeanette, George and I were surprised to hear of Barry's passing. The Sinkular twins graduated a year ahead of me and Barry and my sister, Sandy,...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Stukel Boles - Gregory, SD

“So sorry to hear about Barry's passing, Jeannette. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 22 | Posted by: Fran & Terry Berendes - Pierre

“JeannetteSo sorry to hear of your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers.Jerry JonesA Fellow Finance Officer ”
3 of 22 | Posted by: Jerry Jones - Lennox, SD - Friend

“I am so very shocked and saddened to learn of Barry's passing. I've known him since we were freshmen in high school as we were high school and...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: ROGER NELSON - BLANCHARDVILLE, WI

“I am sincerely sorry for your loss, Jeannette. I could always tell that you two genuinely enjoyed each other and I knew how much your traveling...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: NANCY SCHOEN - Sioux Falls, SD

“Jeanette,Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I always enjoyed running into you...Read More »
6 of 22 | Posted by: Monica Schmiedt - Atlanta, GA

“Dear Jeannette, We are sending our deepest sympathy to you. We were so sorry to hear the news of Barry. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May your...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Glenn & Cindy Sealey - Colome, SD

“Jeanette, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so very sorry. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Carol Moyer - Colome, SD - Friend

“RIP Barry! Dear Jeannette, I feel so bad for you and am praying that God comfort you & your family during this difficult time! I went to high...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Ron Nikodym - Shawnee, KS

“Jeanette so sorry to hear of your loss love and trust in the Lord and he will help you through this very difficult time. Jane ”
10 of 22 | Posted by: Jane Leibel

“A good friend will be missed. Many fond memories of ''growing up together'' for Judy, and for Dave , a good friend. He will be missed by many. ...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Dave and Judy Drey - Hartford, SD

“I am sorry about your loss ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: LeRay Smith - Dallas, SD

“Jeanette, we were saddened to hear of Barry's passing. We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to help you through this difficult time. Fill...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Pat & George Weston - OK

“Janette,I'm so sorry to hear of Barry's passing, we grew up neighbors on the farm and he was always a great guy. Happy memories will help you through...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Donna Harrison - Sioux Falls, SD

“The class of 1974 wishs to send our most sincere sympathy to Jeanette and all of Barry's family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 22 | Posted by: Alice Miner - Gregory, SD

“Jeannette: We are so sorry for your loss of Barry. I remember the few times golfing with the "geezers" after I retired and before we moved to...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: Mike and Bev Gassen - Columbus, NE

“Jeanette, I am so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and as you go forward. May God's warmth and comfort surround you...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Mitzi Drey - Sioux Falls, SD

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I know he and Rollie were very good friends. Sincerely, DeAnn ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: DeAnn Hill - Omaha, NE - Friend

“Our family was good friends with Barry and his parents. We spent many hours visiting back and forth during our grade school years. I have many fond...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Gilbert Zimbelman - Estacada, OR

“Jeanette ~ So very sorry to hear of Barry's passing. Such a fun loving personality and warm hearted person he was He will be missed. His life was...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Laura Hollingsworth Hollingsworth - SD

“Jeanette, we are so sorry. The suddenness of being with out Barry makes it so much harder. All the memories of unreaslized plans are crushing. Mom...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Deb Burow - Cape May, NJ - Family

“Our very heartfeldt sympathy to Jeanette and all of Barry's family. From the...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Class of 1974 - SD - Classmate


Barry Lynn Sinkular was born on December 21, 1949, in Gregory, SD, to Woodrow and Elsie (Schmidt) Sinkular, joining twin brothers Ken and Kent. He graduated from Gregory High School in 1968 and from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1973 with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Barry married Carol Dykeman in 1985 and they later divorced.

He married Jeannette Adams on August 3, 1991.

Barry was a lifelong farmer and rancher until his retirement in March 2010.

When he wasn't farming or ranching, Barry loved to fish, golf and play cards, which made his transition into retirement an easy and enjoyable one. His favorite summer pastime was walking in the mornings in Gregory with Clarence Ehnes and Perry Powell and then heading to the course for a round of "geezer golf" and then back to the course on Wednesday afternoons for league play. He also made uncountable trips with brothers-in-law and friends to the Missouri River for walleye fishing and fished the local bass dams if the walleye weren't biting. When the weather didn't cooperate for fishing or golfing you could find him socializing and playing cards at the Dallas Mini-Mart. He also spent many hours playing Hearts and FreeCell on the computer. Barry liked to watch football and baseball (Minnesota Twins mostly) on television but his all-time favorite TV show was "All In The Family"--Archie Bunker made him laugh out loud. Barry also enjoyed watching Gregory High School Football and attended regularly.

Barry liked to travel and he and Jeannette enjoyed vacations to Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Washington State, Oregon and Canada. He, along with relatives and friends, took several fishing trips to Alaska, also.

Barry passed away suddenly on January 1, 2017, in Vermillion, SD, at the age of 67 years.

He is survived by his wife, Jeannette, of Dallas; Nieces Carleen (Randy) Baumgartner of Reliance and Stephanie Sinkular of Winner; Nephews Clint Sinkular of Gregory and Jeff (Mandy) Sinkular and their children Kaelee and Jacob of Dallas; Mother-in-law, Leila Adams of Gregory; In-laws Gail Sinkular of Platte; Rodger (Kate) Adams and their children Stephen, Michael, Mary Elizabeth of Papillion, NE; Mike (Barb) Adams of Vermillion; Bruce (Glenda Joy) Adams of Sioux Falls and his daughter April (Jerrett) Jennings and their children Morgan, Olivia, Harper of Sioux Falls; and by many cousins and friends.

Barry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ken, his brother Kent and sister-in-law Deloris Sinkular, his father-in-law Ken Adams, and his sister-in-law Glenda Jean Adams.

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Funeral services for Barry Sinkular, 67, of Dallas, SD, were held Friday, January 6, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Gregory, SD with Pastor Royal Archer and Pastor Clay Lundberg officiating. A prayer service was held Thursday evening at the church.

Music was provided by Bette Fogel, pianist, and Clay Lundberg, soloist, singing "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace My Chains Are Gone." Congregational hymn was "Hymn of Promise." Recorded music was "Hallelujah" by Pentatonix.

Carleen Baumgartner, Stephanie Sinkular, April Jennings, and Mary Elizabeth Adams were in charge of registration.

Flower attendants were Amanda Green, Shawn Miner, and Carol Davis.

Casket Bearers were Jerrett Jennings, Stephan Adams, Michael Adams, Randy Baumgartner, Jeff Sinkular, and Christopher Sinkular.

Honorary Casket Bearers were Gregg & Pat Lundberg, Steve & Karli McCance, Bill Sinkular, Barry's golfing friends, Dallas Mini Mart friends, and fishing friends.

Interment was in the Hillview Cemetery, Dallas, SD.