Barker, Brother Milton, FSC passed away peacefully on Friday, January 3, 2020. Preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Stella Barker; brothers, Dennis and Don (Pork) Barker. Survived by brothers, Ron (Jerrilyn) and Ed (Barb); sister, Linda (Bob) Krussow; and sister-inlaw, Bitsy Barker. Many beloved nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. Milton was introduced to the Christian Brothers while attending Benilde High School. He entered the Novitiate at St Mary’s in Winona following his graduation from Benilde and served as a Christian Brother for 54 years. Throughout these years, he mentored and touched the lives of countless individuals. He earned a BA in Communications Arts/Education from St Mary’s and began his teaching career at Totino Grace High School (formerly Archbishop Grace High School). After receiving a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision he moved from the classroom into Administrative roles. He served as Principal at Roncalli High School in Manitowoc, Wi from 1979-1985 before returning to Totino Grace as Director of Development from 1985-1987. He spent the next 24 years as President of Totino Grace from 1987-2011 and then Assistant to the President from 2011-2015. Milton served on many local and national committees over the years, including the National Catholic Education Association Secondary Schools Committee, the District Council of the Christian Brothers of the Midwest, the Director of Initial Formation, the Archdiocesan Strategic Planning Task Force, and the Lewis University Board of Trustees. In 2010, Milton received the Monsignor John F. Meyers Award given by the National Catholic Education Association for his substantial support for Catholic education on the national level. He embraced his Polish heritage, and shared that heritage with many, making and hosting many trips to Poland.
Visitation: Sunday, January 12 from 4:00-8:00 pm with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm
Totino Grace High School
1350 Gardena Avenue
Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, January 13 at 11:00 am with visitation starting at 9:30 am.
Holy Cross Catholic Church
1621 University Ave NE
Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery, St Paul, MN at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Totino Grace High School, 1350 Gardena Avenue Fridley, MN 55432 or Christian Brothers of the Midwest, 7650 South County Line Road, Burr Ridge, IL 60527.