Merton J. “Beano” Barnish, 84, of Fall River, passed away March 4, 2020 in Colombia, South America. He was born September 13, 1935 in Pardeeville, the son of Milton “Joe” and Olive (Barden) Barnish.
He was united in marriage to “Luza” Luz Amalia Gonzalez May 12, 1990 in Colombia. Merton went into the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country after graduating high school. He was self-employed most of his life, working at the Kinnic Restaurant, Barnish Insulation, the Hillcrest Mobil Home Park, and as a real estate developer.
Merton is survived by wife Luza; daughter Christy; brother John; mother-in-law Amalia; nieces nephews other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Coral, and father-in-law John.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 14 at 11 AM at Grasse Funeral Home, 119 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville with Rev. Mark Brandel officiating. Interment will follow at Pardeeville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of service.
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