William H. Barrett

William H. Barrett, 80, of West Bend passed away at home on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

Bill was born on May 3, 1931, in West Bend to Louis and Edna (nee Schreiber) Barrett. He married Rosa Erika on Feb. 10, 2006.

Bill was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, snowmobiling, hunting, traveling, and spending time at his place in the UP. He loved a good game of cards, and had a wonderful sense of humor. Bill was a great family man, and will be dearly missed by all those that knew him.

He was also a dedicated member of the Local Union 139.

Bill is survived by his wife Rosa; children Rick (Debra) Barrett, Vicky Thull, Sherry (Brian) Jones, and Wendy (Terry) Beilke; step-children Johanna (Russell) Volm and John Fromm; grandchildren Craig (Sarah), Richard, Robert (Becky), Holly (John) LaLonde, Justin Thull, Megan, Allison, and Mallory Jones, and Brittany and Calvin Beilke; step grandchildren Gatlin, Sebastian, and Sawyer Volm; and great-grandchildren Landon, Ava, and Elaina Barrett. He is further survived by his sister-in-laws Alice Yeadeke, Viola Barrett, Sigrid (Phillip) Grahl, and Waltraud (Hans) Hagn all of Germany; and brothers-in-law Herbert (Louise) Gerber of Germany and Kenny (Delores) Jandre. Bill is preceded in death by his first wife Janice (nee Jandre) and his siblings.

A funeral service for Bill will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 809 S. 6th Ave. in West Bend. Visitation will be at the church only on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 5 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.

Memorials are appreciated to the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society.

"If it didnít happen to Bill, it didnít happen."

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family, (262) 338-2050 or