Barry J. Paepcke

November 10, 1947 ‒ July 21, 2019

Fredericktown, Ohio

Barry J. Paepcke, age 71, of Fredericktown, passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his residence.

Barry was born on November 10, 1947, in Waukesha, WI, to the late Arnold T. and Sylvia M. (Verburght) Paepcke.

Shortly after high school, Barry enlisted into the United States Air Force. He served his country proudly as a mechanic and tech with a special interest in B1 Bombers. He was deployed on many assignments which included time in Vietnam and Germany.

Barry enjoyed attending the New Testament Missionary Baptist Church. He had a passion for older cars and loved going to car shows. Barry also used to enjoy building computers. His greatest achievement in life was having kids who blessed him with grandkids. He loved and cherished time spent with his grandchildren.

He will be dearly missed by his children: Tina (Joel) Meyers of Centerburg, Melissa Paepcke of Newnan, GA, and Michael T. Paepcke of Milwaukie, OR; grandchildren: Christina, Anthony, Christopher, Maeling, Evelyn, MJ, Ayden, and Austen; a brother, Arnold T. (Sandy) Paepcke Jr. of Milwaukee, WI; a sister, Barbara Westrup of Litchfield, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Barry was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Charlotte Koch and Arlene Krause.

His family will greet friends from 1 to 3 PM on Friday, July 26, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338) A service to honor his life will be held there at 3 PM with Pastor William Carl Kirk officiating. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to assist with burial expenses.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Barry’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Tina and Joel,
    I have no words to make it better for you both. Just to let you know I feel your pain I send our love. If there is ANYTHINK I can do to help Laet us know.
    Love Untal Tonny and Aunt Joyce.