Brian “Barney” Barck

Brian Jaime Barck affectionately called “Barney” passed away January 18, 2021 at the age of 61.

Barney was born June 6, 1959 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, living most of his life in Rochester as well as many years in Honolulu, HI. Of late he lived in Pine Island, MN. Barney graduated from Mayo High School in 1977.

Barney loved working on cars and later in life went on to receive his Master-Mechanic license working on Saabs and BMWs. Barney had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back for anyone in need. His contagious and kind hearted laugh, as well as silly jokes he generally laughed at first, will be sorely missed.

Barney is survived by his daughter, Misty Barck, two granddaughters, Peyton and Ava, his beloved mother, Virginia “Key” (Quiroz) Barck, four brothers Terry, Chriss, David and Mike and two sisters, Marcy (Barck) Gerlach and Marita (Barck) Salassa as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his father, Jerome Edwin Barck and grandmother, Kay (Katherine Thomas) Quiroz.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Brian “Barney” may be shared at

8 thoughts on “Brian “Barney” Barck

  1. I got to know Barney quite well when I lived back in Rochester for three years in the 80’s and he was a great guy, generous to a fault, funny and he will be missed!

  2. Sad to read this. I went to high school with Brian, he was a good person. A was also a very good wrestler and football player.

  3. My deepest sympathies are with the Barack family in these times. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Dear Key and Barck family- I had recently heard from my sister Helen that Brian had passed away. It brings me back to the good old days. We live on the north side of 14th street and 14th Ave. So close to our old home and also very close to yours. Please believe you have been in my thoughts and prayers. May you all find comfort in knowing Brian is now with his dad and Eternal Father. Haven’t seen any of you in years but in talking with Helen you all come back to me in very good memories. May God bless you all. RIP Brian. Blessings and peace to you all. Love, Jeanne

  5. I remember Barney as far back as middle school. He was naturally strong and a very soft spoken good guy.

  6. I remember Barney from my high school days at JM. He was from Mayo but he woukd drive up in his yellow Thriump Spit Fire convertible to pick up his girl friend. I would see Barney at school gatherings (parties) he was a quiet person. He helped with the cement work in my backyard as he was employed with a contractor friend back in the 90s. He will be missed.

  7. Dearest Key, sisters and brothers and friends, I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss that you must now bear. Look at that handsome face, just so full of his Mom and Dad! I can almost hear his laughter! My Jensen family lived across the street, as the Barck children were born, and born and born!!! They are among the dearest and loving people I know, supporting me at 12 yrs. old when my mother died, having me for lunch many times and for sleep overs with Marcy. I share your grief and I offer you loves and hugs and with our Sweet Jesus to shore you up, I know Brian will look down on all of you dear friends and help you heal. God love you and keep you safe. Lovingly, Cherril and Rich Engholm

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