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Donald G. Barkemeyer

August 26, 1958 ~ August 18, 2019 (age 60)
Donald G. “Uncle Bucks” Barkemeyer, of New Orleans, LA, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the age of 60. He is survived by his siblings, Connie Barkemeyer Penton (Jim), Gary J. Barkemeyer (Carol), Peggy Barkemeyer Chanove (Eddie), and Dennis L. Barkemeyer (Jean). In addition, he is survived by his step-mother Iris Barkemeyer, 11 nieces and nephews and many friends, acquaintances, and people who were like family to him. Preceded in death by his parents Herman L. “Bucks” Barkemeyer and Daisy M. Bunch (Kelly). He was a New Orleans native and lived most of his life in the metro New Orleans area. Uncle Bucks spent many years in the grocery business but he was a true entrepreneur at heart. He spent many of his recent years as an owner-operator of Cajun Grill Sausage and entertaining tourists and locals of New Orleans on Mr. Bucks Bus and Gator 1. Besides his family and friends, his passion for the City of New Orleans, LSU, the Saints, Jazz Fest, concerts and any other festival, gathering or party was unprecedented. He was an amazing chef of jambalaya, gumbo, alligator sausage, boiled crawfish and just about anything you can imagine. His personality was larger than life, he loved his costumes for any occasion, and if you met him he loved you. He was truly one-of-a-kind and he will be missed by so many near and far. “Live life!” Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 24, 2019, in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am and continue until Mass time. Condolences may be expressed at
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