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“Dear Trish and the whole Barrette family, My heart goes out to you at the loss of your Mother. May the memories you share and the warmth of...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cynthia Robey Duncomb

“I grew up in Mineral Point and lived in a house on 7th. Street. We often played together. I went to your mother's home many times. When she moved to...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Mangardi McGuire - Rockford, IL

“My sister, Marian, emailed me and asked if I remembered Kathryn Sherman and, if so, how to find her obituary. While Kathryn was a bit older than me...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Virginia (Gillitzer) Horstman - WI

“Our sympathy to all of Kathy's family. We lived a block from Kathy in Prairie du Chien, and she always had a smile for everyone even as a young...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Bill and Marian Steele - Madison, WI

“Deepest sympathy for your loss. I was on several trips with your mom. She was a very caring person. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sharon Byrne - Minerall Point, WI

“Kathy will be greatly missed by many and as just on of her newer acquaintances she definitely impacted my life. Not only will I miss seeing her...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Helen Davidson - Mineral Point, WI

“I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Kathy. She was a wonderful person with a big heart and quick wit. I will miss the good laughs we had when...Read More »
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Mineral Point - Kathryn Amy (Sherman) Barrette, age 74 of Mineral Point entered eternal life on July 30, 2012. She was welcomed home by her dad and mom, David and Bernadine (Burghardt) Sherman.

Kathy was born on November 13, 1937. Kathy attended St. Mary's Catholic School in Prairie du Chien, WI until 1953. Kathy married Leo D. Barrette on November 10, 1954. They made their home in Mineral Point, WI around 1961. Their union produced eleven children: David, Jeff, Gregg, Michael, Robert, Wendy, Paul, Donald, Mara (Tami), Brenda, and Trish.

Kathy took great pride in her flower gardens. She also enjoyed going on trips, attending plays, baking with her granddaughters, taking pictures, antiquing, watching and feeding her birds and squirrels, crossword puzzles, visiting with family and friends, and… collecting spoons!! All will greatly miss her giving spirit, sense of humor, laugh, and shoulder to cry on. While Kathy may have been small in stature, she had a huge heart, was generous and kind and known by all for her positive, hardworking attitude and never-ending energy.

Kathy was employed as the housekeeper for Mineral Point Clinic for over 20 years as well as various other clients. She was a longtime member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church and choir in Mineral Point.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, David and Bernadine Sherman; brother, Joseph; infant son, Robert; and son, Michael. She is survived by her husband of nearly 58 years, Leo; her children Dave Barrette of Strausburg, VA; Jeff (Lynn Hopkins) Barrette of Madison, WI; Gregg (Bev Bryant) Barrette of Everett, WA; Wendy (Phil) Norton of Waukon, IA; Paul (Tina) Barrette of Mineral Point, WI; Don (Kathy Frigge) Barrette of Waunakee, WI; Mara (Andrew) Jensen of Madison, WI; Brenda (Mark) Nelson of Darlington, WI; and Trish (Dennis Kron) Barrette of Sun Prairie, WI; also, her grandchildren Adam, Matt (Jen), and Ashley Barrette; Amanda (Aaron) Cavanaugh, John, Rupert, and Lauren Hopkins; Tatum (TJ) Iverson and Callissa Norton; Jordan, Ethan, and Nolan Barrette; and brothers David (Rosemary); Robert (Kathy); and Paul Sherman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 6, 2012 at Ss. MARY & PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH in Mineral Point. Fr. Monte Robinson will officiate. Burial will be held in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at the GORGEN FUNERAL HOME in Mineral Point and from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass on Monday at the church.

If you know our mom… you know we have plenty of flowers. Donations can be made in her name to the Congregation of St. Mary's-St. Paul's Catholic Church.

Due to allergies, please refrain from using perfumes and colognes.

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