A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Boston Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Guerrero officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Union Cemetery in the town of Linwood.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and again from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the service.
Condolences may be offered at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Barden was born Jan. 6, 1944, in Stevens Point, a son of the late Richard C. and Teckla (Wiza) Barden. He attended local schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1962.
He continued his education and graduated from electrical lineman school in Eau Claire.
He was married to Karen Lee Garfield on Aug. 20, 1962.
He worked at Water Works and Lighting Commission in Wisconsin Rapids for 43 years, retiring as an electrical line crew supervisor. He served as union steward and on the E Board.
He was presently serving as a town of Linwood supervisor. In the past, he served as town of Linwood chairman, a member of the Portage County Board of Supervisors for the towns of Linwood and Carson and worked part-time for the town of Plover.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Terri (Jon) Rogers; two sisters, Diana (Merlin) DeByl and Joyce (Fred) Lewandowski; one brother, Dennis (Kathy); three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was also preceded in death by one son, Richard “Todd;” and one sister, Joan Barden.