Michael M. Barry

Michael M Barry

OREGON- Michael M. “Mike” Barry, age 88, of Oregon, passed away at home on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. He was born on June 16, 1934, in Stoughton, Wis., the son of Phillip and Veronica (Martin) Barry. Mike graduated from Edgewood High School and went on to attend UW-Madison College of Agriculture. Mike married Darlene Raemisch on Jan. 22, 1957, at Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church in Oregon. They celebrated 65 years of marriage in January of 2022.

Mike owned and operated Barry Stables, one of the oldest, if not the oldest, American Saddlebred horse farms in Wisconsin, a family-owned business started in 1907.  Mike was a fourth-generation horseman, following in the hoofprints of his great-grandfather, Garrett Barry; grandfather, George Barry; and father, Phil Barry.  Mike bred, trained, and showed American Saddlebred Horses throughout his life. He received the American Saddlebred Association of Wisconsin Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

He was a member of the United Professional Horsemen’s Association, Oregon Historical Society, and the Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church. Mike also was a member of the Elks Club 410 for 47 years and served on the Fitchburg Police and Fire Commission for many years.

Mike is survived by his wife, Darlene; two daughters, Susan (John) Vogel and Sara (Victor) Hammer; two sons, Patrick (Kristine) Barry and Mark (Sue) Barry; six grandsons, Kevin Barry, James (Elizabeth) Barry, Ryan Barry, Martin Barry, Corey Vogel and Daniel Hammer; five granddaughters, Kelly Barry, Kerry Vogel, Jennifer Hammer, Mary Hammer and Rosemary Hammer; and his lifelong friend, Dave Trussell. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A special thanks to Agrace HospiceCare for their kind and compassionate care of Mike and the support given to his family.

Private services will be held.

Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.