Robert M. Barnett, 93

Robert M. Barnett, age 93, of Kilkenny, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 24, 2024, at his home. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 26 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Visitation will continue Wednesday, March 27 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Canice Catholic Church in Kilkenny with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Father Tom Niehaus officiating. Interment will be held in St. Michael’s Cemetery in rural Montgomery followed by a luncheon at the St. Canice Hall in Kilkenny.

Bob was born on January 4, 1931, at home to John and Amanda (Muggli) Barnett. He was a graduate of Montgomery High School. Bob was united in marriage to Mavor Lee Otoupal at St. Canice Catholic Church in Kilkenny on June 11, 1952 - they enjoyed over 71 years of marriage together.  Bob was the co-owner of Barnett Bros. Inc. Grading and Excavating Contractors, Loss Lake Farms, Inc. and was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Bob had a love for the land and enjoyed working with big equipment; his machine of choice was always a Caterpillar dozer.  He was still able to get out to work on the land as recently as March 10 and 11, 2024. Bob loved farming and growing crops and spoke very fondly of the days of raising cattle and hogs many years ago.  His family and his deep Catholic faith have always been a priority in his life.

Bob is survived by his wife, Mavor, of Kilkenny; children, Carrie (Mike) Caskey of Holland, MN, JoAnne (Bill) Parks of Prescott, WI, Tim Barnett of New Prague, Laurie Lundeen of Long Beach, MS, Mark (Michelle) Barnett of Kilkenny, Julie (Ron) Dorshak of New Prague, Dan Barnett (Melinda Brown) of Kilkenny, Kevin (Keri) Barnett of Kilkenny, Al Barnett of Kilkenny, Pete (Bridget) Barnett of New Prague, and Ryan (Chantel) Barnett of Montgomery; 29 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; siblings, Don (Darlene) Barnett of Kilkenny, John Barnett (Sue Sullivan) of Chanhassen, and Mary Ann (Jim) Gunville of Chanhassen.

 Bob is preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph Barnett; grandson, Justin Caskey, brother, Bill Barnett; and sister-in-law, Jan Barnett, nephews Joey Gunville and Mike Barnett.

Arrangements are with the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery, 507-364-7929. On-line condolences may be left at www.schoenbauerfuneral.com.

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