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Kyle Barr Memorial

Kyle graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin in May of 2021. He had a calling to help other people and to serve his country. Kyle enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was set to leave for boot camp on January 18, 2022. Unfortunately, that dream did not become a reality because Kyle died in a tragic car accident in a dense fog on Christmas eve, 2021. 
Kyle loved the outdoors, enjoyed hiking and exploring new places. He was an extremely hard working young man and enjoyed the time with his friends driving four-wheelers, dirt bikes and snowmobiles. Kyle was always happy to lend a hand where needed. He lived life to the fullest with no regrets. Kyle lived for each day, let go of yesterday, and didn't worry about tomorrow.
Kyle loved animals and grew up on a farm with dogs, cats, horses and cows. His life included several rescue dogs while growing up because both of his parents are veterinarians: Dr. Karen Strickfaden and Dr. Richard Barr. 
We will always remember Kyle’s genuine and giving nature. He was not afraid to be himself and he touched the lives of many people. Although our hearts our heavy, we will continue to carry all of the great memories in our hearts forever. This is not goodbye but rather see you later.

Always loved, forever missed, and never forgotten. 
Kyle's memory will live on by helping
both rescue dogs and fellow warriors in need. 

Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery.

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