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Gale Henry Barfuss

July 16, 1936 — August 8, 2021


With great sadness we announce the loss of our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle.  Gale Henry Barfuss, 85, passed away on Sunday, August 8, 2021, surrounded by his family.

Gale Henry Barfuss was born in Sandpoint, Idaho in 1936 and lived in the Sandpoint area all of his life.  He married Dorothy Lee Oxley in 1958  in Sandpoint, Idaho.   They raised two daughters Kim and Penny, and additionally cared for many foster children.    Gale worked for the Spokane International Railroad/Union Pacific Railroad for 43 years serving as a bridge foreman.

Gale was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Oxley Barfuss, his parents August H and Myrtle E (Grindeland) Barfuss.

Gale is survived by his daughters, Kim Barfuss and Penny (Frank) Tenuto, brother Philip Barfuss; his grandchildren Stephen Tenuto and Alissa (Greg) Korsak; his great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Friends of the Library in memory of Gale Barfuss.

The Memorial Service will be conducted at 10:00am, Friday, August 13, 2021 at Coffelt’s
Funeral Chapel, 109 N Division, Sandpoint, Idaho.  Dale Coffelt will be officiating.   Inurnment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Park.

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