Barry Charles Strand


April 15, 1966 - February 1, 2009





     Barry Charles Strand was born April 15, 1966 and died February. 1, 2009 at Sanford Medical Center, Vermillion, of a heart attack.  He was the beloved son of Ed and Lois (Aarnes) Strand, Mitchell, SD.  He was raised attending the Wesleyan Church in Mitchell where he was active with the church youth group.  He belonged to the Civil Air Patrol and Mitchell Gun Club.  He attended Mitchell grade school, middle school and graduated from Mitchell Sr. High in 1984 where he lettered in football. 

      He earned a Batchelor of Science Degree and a Masters Degree at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion and was planning to receive a Doctorate in May 2009.  He has taught at Western Iowa Technical Community College in Sioux City for more than fifteen years and also taught college credit classes for senior students at Hinton High School, Hinton Iowa and Woodbury Central High School, Moville, Iowa. 

      Barry was an avid fisherman and was active in Moto Cross and Car Racing for many years and won many trophies.  Barry loved his family and his many friends. He was thoughtful and forgiving and always had a positive attitude. 

      He leaves his dad and mother: his sisters: Sherry and husband, Bill Nebelsick, Mitchell, SD, Ramona and husband, Mark Hirsch, Rapid City, SD;  eight nephews and nieces and two great nieces, one great nephew and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents.  Barry is loved and remembered by all of us and his dear friends.




Thursday, February 5, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, February 6, 2009
10:30 AM
Wesleyan Church
601 North Sanborn
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

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Posted by Bob and Julie Coney on February 11, 2009
Bob and I knew Barry from his time that he raced at Interstate Speedway. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Posted by Kylee Martin on February 9, 2009
I met Barry online about 8 years ago. We quickly became close friends. We spent many hours chatting online and on the phone. He was always there when I needed him, like a big brother. He was one of the most kindest and caring people I knew. He will be missed and never forgotten. .
Posted by Bob Nichols (BobN) on February 6, 2009
I had the pleasure of meeting Barry a few times. Honest and kind as they come. I am sure he is in Gods presence where we will all see him again on day.
Posted by Bob Nichols (BobN) on February 6, 2009
I had the pleasure of meeting Barry a few times. Honest and kind as they come. I am sure he is in Gods presence where we will all see him again on day.
Posted by Student from Hinton on February 5, 2009
Barry was a very nice guy. He was a great teacher and an even greater guy. You taught me many things Barry and i will cherish them forever. RIP Barry you will be loved and missed by so many. Your in my prayers
Posted by Hinton High School Student on February 5, 2009
Barry was a great teacher and taught me many things in my psych class with him. He told us storys of his past and was there for us in hard times. We will miss him very much he was a great teacher a friend. R.I.P
Posted by Rob Lamoureux (videorob) on February 5, 2009
Barry was one of the good guys. I had the pleasure of talking with him on the KLOV message board. He will be missed by many arcade collectors.

May God bless Barry and his family.
Posted by CARL THOMAS DREWES on February 5, 2009
I have known Barry for a long while I was in his pit crew for all the time that he was racing cars in Mitchell and in Jefferson. He was a very good friend to me always there for me when I was down and when I needed someone to talk to and get things off my shoulders. Barry will be really missed.

In God's Love
Posted by Shawn Williams on February 5, 2009
I met Barry last fall. I bought a few arcade games from him and spent the night in his guest bedroom as it was to late to drive the 300 miles back home. He had breakfast waiting for me when I woke up. Great guy and he will be missed. R.I.P.
Posted by Dan Kearney on February 5, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss. Berry was a great guy he will truly be missed by everyone. He made a huge impact on all of us in one way shape or form. He is soaring with the angels as we speak, a great chef, taking laps on the smoothest race track ever, Walleye fishing under clear blue skies, playing all his favorite classic arcade games. Be Strong and let God carry you along. My prayers are with his family at this time……....

God saw he was getting tired And a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around him And whispered, "Come with me.” With tearful eyes we watched him suffer And saw him fade away; Although we loved him dearly We could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating Hard-working hands to rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best ~Unknown
Posted by bigmamma on February 5, 2009
Barry was a wonderful person whom I met online several years ago. He was funny and fun to chat with and a member of a large online community. My sincere condolences to Barry's family.
Posted by Robert Vaughan on February 4, 2009
Your laughter, advice and witt will be surely missed.
Posted by Robyn Saint on February 4, 2009
Barry was a wonderful friend who i knew online for over 6 years. I and all the other Australians in our wide group of friends considered Barry an honorary Aussie and he will be sadly missed. He delighted us all with stories and photos of his racing, showing off his latest catch and proudly spoke of his students. He was a great listener and had a kind and giving heart.
Our thoughts go out to Barry's family - please know we will keep Barry in our hearts forever
Posted by Deb McNary on February 4, 2009
Ed, Lois and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Danielle on February 4, 2009
I've loved Barrry for 10 years. He has been the best friend ever. I will love and miss him so much. He was a huge part of mine and my children lives. May GOD be with you all!
Posted by Mike and Cindy (Fraser) Robinson on February 4, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories of Barry help you through the grieving process. When someone becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.
Posted by Pierce & Ruth on February 4, 2009
Ed, Lois, Sherry & Ramona
We feel your pain and want you to know you are in our prayers.
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