Brett P. Netke

Aug. 23, 1967 – June 20, 2010

Brett P. Netke, 42, of Waukesha, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2010, in Summit, from injuries sustained in a cycling accident. He was born Aug. 23, 1967, in Livonia, to Edward Netke and Jane (Martini) Bingham. He was married April 10, 1996, to Darlene Barns and she survives him.

Brett was a global procurement director for Johnson Controls in Milwaukee. He was a graduate of Northville High School in Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University in 1990. Brett loved all sports. He ran track for Michigan State University. Brett started bicycling after he injured himself running.

In addition to his wife, Darlene, he is survived by three children, Tyler (age 7), Alyssa (age 5) and Gabrielle (age 3); his father and stepmother, Edward (Sharon) Netke of Northville, Mich.; mother and stepfather, Jane (Sheldon) Bingham of North Fort Myers, Fla.; father-in-law and mother-inlaw, Wes (Linda) Barns of Hillsdale, Mich.; sister, Rachel (Nate) Bishop of Holland, Mich.; sister-in-law, Jene (John) Brehm of Waldron, Mich.; brother-in-law, Wesley Barns Jr. of Reading, Mich.; aunt, Barbara Netke of Waterford, Mich.; and a niece, Katlyn Brehm.

A memorial service for Brett Netke will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Waukesha with the Rev. Charles Papenfuss officiating.

A college fund for the Netke children has been established by Johnson Controls Inc. It has been named Brett’s Echelon and is being administered by Duane Weber. Any memorial contributions will be sent to him for this fund.