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David M. Barrett

September 20, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

BARAGA - David M. Barrett, age 47, of Baraga, passed away suddenly on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at 31576 Cabbage Road in Portage Township.

He was born in Rochester, Michigan on Sept. 25, 1964, the son of Arthur "Skip" and Lillian (Bittner) Barrett. David graduated from Baraga High School in 1983.

He married the former Tracey Merritt on Sept. 23, 1989.

David was the plant manager of Baraga County Concrete Company.

He watched all of his daughters' sports and was their greatest fan. David enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and looking for "the big buck," fishing and 4-wheeling.

David is survived by his wife, Tracey; children, Audrey, McKenzie and Darcey; his father, Arthur D. "Skip" (Cindy) Barrett, Sr. of Baraga; brother Arthur D. (Janine) Barrett Jr. of Baraga; step-sister, Megan O'Keefe of Brooklyn, N.Y.; grandmothers, Shirley Bittner of Sterling Heights, Michigan and Margaret Barrett of Romeo, Mich.; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members also survive.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillian; and his sister, Tammy Heikkinen.

Funeral services for David will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse with Pastor Greg Mileski officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel on Saturday from noon until the time of services. Following the service, the family invites friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon in the Harrington Gathering Room, located at the funeral chapel.

David's obituary may also be viewed and condolences sent to the family at

The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel in L'Anse has been entrusted with arrangements.



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