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Terry Barnett

October 19, 1955 — December 6, 2023


Terry D. Barnett, 68, of Rothschild, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the Wausau Aspirus Hospital Palliative Care Unit. 

Terry was born on October 19, 1955 in Wausau, WI to Mack and Winnie Barnett.  He attended school in Mosinee, WI and was in the class of 1973.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marie (Peterson), son Terry J. Barnett and his wife Michelle, and his one grandson, Ayden Barnett.

In his younger years, he worked construction with his dad.  His dad was his mentor and taught him all aspects of the building trade that included wiring, plumbing, flooring, roofing, etc.   Next, he worked in the beater room at Wausau Paper Mills until his early retirement.  Years later, he started his own business, Maintenance Express, and performed indoor maintenance services at several large apartment complexes in Wausau and the surrounding communities.  He also did all of the yard work to ensure the properties were appealing and well taken care of.

Deer hunting was always a priority for him.  He had a vast knowledge about the various make and models of guns.  He talked for hours with Tom, Deb, Jake, Joe and his son and grandson.

Every spring, he was anxious to open the shed doors and bring out his John Deere tractor.  He smiled from ear to ear when cutting the grass while riding his tractor.

He enjoyed the backyard conversations with Don, Gary, Dan and Brandon.  Their conversations were mainly guy talk but included a lot of BS too!

Our occasional poker, pizza and Packer game get-togethers with Hank and Elsa were always a good time.  A few times the poker pot was so high that we were writing IOU’s.  Ayden joined us a few times also and his pockets were bulging with cash that he won from Grandpa.

The family is very appreciative of the compassion and care provided to Terry by the doctors and nurses that took care of him while he was hospitalized. 

No visitation or funeral services will be held.

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