Obituary of Edwin Barrett
EDWIN J. BARRETT age 91 of Jefferson passed away on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at Sunset Ridge in Johnson Creek. Edwin was born on February 6, 1927 in Jefferson, son of the late Edwin Barrett Sr. and Lydia (Mielke) Barrett. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1945. While in High School he participated in State Bowling doubles and was the youngest to ever participate. He enlisted in the United States Army following graduation and did his Basic Training in Little Rock, AK at Camp Robinson. He was stationed in Bremerhaven Germany. He married Betty Jane Klockow on October 21, 1950 they were married for 63 years until her passing in 2014. He was called back up to the Reserve Corp after one week of marriage. Edwin graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering and started Barrett Electric in Jefferson. He also worked at Ladish Malt for 45 years, and was VP of the Brewer and Maltsters Union. He also began making wine in the 1950’s, his favorite being Apple Wine. Edwin judged in 5 international wine making contests and won 2nd place in an international contest in 1985 and was Best of Show in the Marshfield State Fair. He was the wine judging superintendent for Gemuetlichkeit Days for many years. Edwin was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, the American Legion Post 164 and served at their Historian. He was also on the Board of Directors for Greenwood Cemetery. He enjoyed golf and bowling.
Edwin is survived by his family, daughters Linda Schopen (James Adsit) of Jefferson,
Julie (Steve) Chenn of Houston, TX. Grandchildren Damon Schopen and Dashal Schopen (Kaylee Kidd), and great grandchild Finnley Kidd.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, sister Ruth Lembrick, and brothers James and Claude Barrett.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday June 19, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson with the Rev. Joshua Martin presiding. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services.
Visit www.schneidermichaelisfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence or light a candle in his memory.