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Barry Niswanger

July 17, 1939 — February 8, 2022

Barry Niswanger

Barry Niswanger passed on February 8, 2022. Barry was born July 17, 1939 in
Hot Springs, AR to his parents Jesse Niswanger and Adma Clem Niswanger and
grew up in Malvern, AR. He graduated from Malvern, AR High School in 1957,
played alto saxophone in the high school band and graduated from The
University of Arkansas in 1962. He also played in the band while at The
University of Arkansas and was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

He leaves behind his son, Steve Niswanger and his wife Lynne also his daughter
Susan Richardson. He also leaves behind his granddaughters, Annie and
Stephanie Niswanger and Olivia Walsh and grandson Jesse Niswanger. Also his
step-son Tommy Booth and family Misty, Trey, Clayton and Lauren and step-
daughter Holly Nagelson and family Chris, Andrew and Matthew. Barry spent
much of his time in later years with his special friend and loving companion, Bev

After graduating from college, he joined the Army Reserve and in 1963 he took a
job at First National Bank in Little Rock. He spent the next 40 years at the bank
while it became First Commercial Bank and then Regions Bank. He graduated
from the American Bankers Association School of Banking of the South at LSU in
Baton Rouge, LA and the ABA Commercial Lending School at the University of
Oklahoma in Norman, OK.

Barry loved sailing, spending many hours on Lake Maumelle. He also enjoyed
photography and developed many of his pictures himself. He was a reporter for
his school’s newspaper and enjoyed cruising in his various vehicles. After
retiring, he moved to Hot Springs Village, AR, attending the Village Bible Church.
He also served as treasurer of the Hot Springs Village Community Foundation for
several years and made many lasting friendships in the Village.

He lived a good life, had a good job and had many good friends and family. The
family wishes to thank the nurses at CHI in the ICU unit and AR Hospice.

Due to Covid a private family service will be held.

Friends may view service live on CedarVale Funeral Home Facebook page at 2pm Thursday, February 17, 2022

Memorials, although not necessary, may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Hot Springs Village or
to an organization of your choice.

Arrangements are made under the direction of CedarVale Funeral Home in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Online condolences and tributes are available at

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