Andrea C. Barringer,
C. Barringer, 32, of Milwaukee, formerly of West Bend, passed away
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained after being
struck by an automobile.
She was born on June 29, 1981, in Portsmouth, Va., to Robin and Barbara
(nee Gerhardt) Barringer. Andrea was raised in West Bend and graduated
from West Bend West High School in the class of 1999. She then attended
the University of Wisconsin-Washington County in West Bend and earned a
two-year associate degree. Andrea continued her studies at UW-Milwaukee
graduating in 2006 with a major in sociology. She moved to Austin, Texas
for three years and Minneapolis for two years, supporting herself as a
social worker. In 2012 Andrea moved back to Milwaukee to attend graduate
school at Mt. Mary College working toward a master’s in art therapy.
While at Mt. Mary she also did work study and internships at St. Luke’s
Hospital and Project Q.
Andrea enjoyed all kinds of art, including painting, drawing and
collages. She also enjoyed biking, swimming, yoga, reading, gardening
and making people laugh. Andrea had a boundless, generous soul and
volunteered wherever she lived, especially helping people with
disabilities. She also helped start the community garden in Austin.
Andrea will be deeply missed by her mother, Barbara (Michael) Tyree of
West Bend; her brother, Craig Barringer of Madison; fiancé, Eric Schoen
of Milwaukee; two step-brothers, Paul Tyree of Milwaukee, and Josh Tyree
of Cedarburg; maternal grandfather, Richard Gerhardt of West Bend;
paternal grandmother, Bonnie Anderson of Hudson; very special aunt and
uncle, Wendy (Jeff) Barringer-Bucklew of Hudson, and Barth Anderson of
Minneapolis; and other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robin Barringer in 2005;
grandmother, Mavis Gerhardt; and grandfather, Jack Anderson.
A gathering to share memories and celebrate Andrea’s life will take
place on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 3-6 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral
Home, 1315 W. Washington St., West Bend, with a short service of
remembrance to follow.
Memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated by the family.
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