Michael Joseph Barrett III passed away at his home in Columbus, MN on Sept. 4, 2021 from complications related to lung cancer.
He served in the army from 1955 to 1958 and was an experimental machinist for the Waterous company until 1998. He was a talented, award winning, miniature arms maker who spent his younger years riding horses, loved to dance and was always quick with a joke.
He is survived by wife Pamela (Howie); sisters Charlene Carlson (Richard), Sue Ingram (Tom); children Diane Jeppesen (Brian), Dawn Bigelbach (John) and Michael Barrett IV (Michele); seven grandchildren and 10 beloved great-grandchildren.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents Michael II and Ethel (Davis) Barrett; wife Jackie (Kyer) and sister Patricia Megarry.
He will be missed by his family and friends. A memorial will be held on Oct. 24th at the VFW in Forest Lake, MN from 1 to 4 p.m.