Ian A. Barnhart
June 2, 1997 - June 18, 2020

Ian A.  Barnhart

Ian A. Barnhart
Jun 2, 1997 - Jun 18, 2020

Ian A.  Barnhart

OSKALOOSA, Iowa - Ian A. Barnhart, 23, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020, his home.

Visitation will be held at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2020, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a memorial that has been established in Ian's name for various police organizations. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

A private funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Reverend Dan Robbs will officiate. A committal service will take place Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery.

There will be a Celebration of Life at Gateway Nazarene Church in Oskaloosa, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Time is to be determined.

Ian was born on June 2, 1997, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Matt Barnhart and Julie Walter.

Ian was a police officer in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He loved being a police officer. Ian enjoyed fishing and hunting. He liked to watch sports and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan.

Those left to honor his memory include his father, Matt Barnhart and his wife, Bobbie, of Cedar Rapids; his mother, Julie Walter and her husband, David, of Fruitland; two brothers, Matt Walter of Fruitland and Dylan Grissom and his wife, Quynh, of Cedar Rapids; one sister, Miranda McElroy and her husband, Paul, of Oskaloosa; his grandparents, James Barnhart and his wife, Judy, of Muscatine, Tim Stevens and his wife, Melody, of Muscatine, and Marvin Grimm and his wife, Jeanne, of Amana; one nephew, Crue; one niece, Emma; several aunts, uncles, cousins, many friends, and his beloved dog, Benji.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carroll Walter and Shirley Jarrett; and great grandparents, Lee and Laura Barnhart.


Sherri Bierman on Jul 4, 2020

Matt & Bobbie,

My sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sherri Bierman

Nicole Abernathy on Jul 2, 2020

I was blessed by being arrested by Ian a few times. After he got to know me he would stop by and check on me and make sure I was doing well. I really will miss him. My heart hurts for your loss and the whole teams loss. God be with you all. God bless

Marc Jr Mike on Jun 30, 2020

Matt and Bobbie,
Donna and I are truly sorry to hear of your loss. We'll be remembering you in our prayers.

Marc and Donna Mike

Nick Bird on Jun 30, 2020

Matt, Bobbie and family,
We are deeply sorry about the loss of Ian. As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring him.
Waterloo Air Traffic Control Tower

Eldon Jr. and Debbie Ballenger on Jun 30, 2020

Julie, Dave and all of Ian's Family,
Debbie and I are so very sorry for your loss...Please take care during this sad time...

Eldon Jr. and Debbie Ballenger

Jennifer on Jun 29, 2020

Mel, Tim, Julie, Cindy, Matt - We are so sorry for your loss. Ian protected others doing what he loved & he continues to look over & protect all of you. Sending you all love. Jennifer Schnedler & Family

Douglas Ricklefs on Jun 29, 2020

So sorry to hear about your loss he was too young my condolences to all the Barnhart family, love doug Ricklefs

Lois Weggen Bevan Powell on Jun 28, 2020

Julie, Melody and Tim I am sorry to learn of the death of your son and grandson. I pray your memories of Ian bring you comfort and peace at this sad time.
Lois Weggen Bevan Powell

Jeni Knox on Jun 28, 2020

We’re so deeply sorry for the loss of your son. Sending prayers for peace and comfort.
Mark & Jeni Knox

Kim Hols on Jun 27, 2020

Sorry for your loss, Ian was our neighbor down the street and our granddaughter Addison sure did love him , every time we drove by his house on the way home she would say there’s Ian’s house....he would always stop and say “hi” when walking his dog . Addison would say” sometimes Benji would knock me down buts that’s ok I love playing with him” Praying for you all, Loren,Kim,Cody,Kaeli and Andrew Hols

Kirk Hahnbaum on Jun 27, 2020

Sorry for your lose. Prayers to you guys. I notice his great grandparents name. If Laura was a Hinimister that was my Grandma Hahnbaum's sister.

Minerva Mullins on Jun 27, 2020

CandleMinnie and myself are sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Ian was such a good kid. My prayers are with you and your family.

Rickey Vance on Jun 27, 2020

CandleRIP thank you for your service prayers for the family and friends.

Gina Dexter on Jun 27, 2020

Ian was my language arts student 12 years ago at L&M. I was thrown when he friend requested me a short while back - he had grown up so much I didn't recognize him for a moment. I will never forget his sense of humor and the fun he brought to the classroom. He was a special kid, and he will be missed....Gina Dexter

Cheryl Benson on Jun 27, 2020

I never met Ian, but I live in Oskaloosa and wanted to extend my sympathies to Ian's family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss.



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Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please Remember to social distance. Masks are appreciated but not required.

Committal Service

Greenwood Cemetery
1814 Lucas Street
Muscatine, IA, United States 52761
11:00 AM

Celebration Of Life

Gateway Nazarene Church
140 Gateway Drive
Oskaloosa, IA, United States 52577
Time is to be determined.

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