John R. Barniskis


Jan. 12, 1944 - March 11, 2013



John R. Barniskis, born Jan. 12, 1944, passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 11, 2013, at age 69.


He was the beloved husband of Cheryl (nee Poulson) for 36 years; dear father of John S. Barniskis of Madison, Gregg Barniskis of Madison and Geoff Barniskis of Edgerton; grandfather of Joshua; brother of Walter (Mary Sue) Barniskis of New Hope, Minn., and Catherine (James) Berges of St. Louis, Mo.; and brother-in-law of Dennis (Jo) Poulson of Dale City, Va. He is also survived by other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday, March 16, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha.


John was a retired senior systems analyst from Cooper Industries in Waukesha with 38 years of service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.


Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.