Marie (Michalak) Barrett

Marie (Michalak) Barrett

Marie H. Barrett, age 56, reunited with her husband on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Marie was born on December 6, 1960 in Milwaukee, WI to Raymond and Patricia Michalak. She grew up in Hales Corners and graduated from Whitnall High School and later graduated from MATC with degrees in accounting and the culinary program, where she was Valid Victorian. Marie married Dale Barrett on October 22, 1987 in Greendale, WI. She was the head cook for Yahara Elementary and went on to become the Food Service Director for the Fall River School District. In her free time she excelled at creative catering. This last summer, Marie became a certified Master Gardener. She loved cooking, quilting, and of course gardening. Marie touched many lives and will be greatly missed.

Marie is survived by sons, Jeffrey, James, and David; mother, Patricia Michalak; brothers, Anthony Michalak and Daniel (Tammy) Michalak. She is further survived by a great many family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Dale and father, Raymond Michalak.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6pm on Friday, November 10, 2017 at ST. OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH, 623 Jefferson Street, DeForest, with Father Vincent Brewer presiding. A visitation will be held from 4pm until time of Mass on Friday at the church.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to The Salvation Army of Wisconsin Operation Feed our Families. This program will give a Thanksgiving Feast to a family in need. Marie loved to feed and help people. We feel this would be a fitting tribute to her memory. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Windsor/DeForest Chapel

6924 Lake Road