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Gerald “Jerry” Thomas Barry

Posted August 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Gerald “Jerry” Thomas Barry, 94, of Cashton passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Rolling Hills Rehabilitation Center.

Jerry was born Sept. 8, 1919, to Thomas James and Ella (Bucholz) Barry in Wilton. On Oct. 24, 1945, he married Rita Catherine Schreier, and together they farmed on St. Mary’s Ridge for many years.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 69 years, Rita; five children, Jim (Linda) Barry of Norwalk and their two children, Brian (Holly) Barry and kids Wyatt, Abigail, Waylon, Libby (Kyle) Hauser and kids, Braden, Aubrey Jane; Jane (LaMont “Butch”) Flock of Cashton and their children, Jeff and Todd (Jane) Flock and kids Hunter and Saige; Jeanice Morrison of Sparta and her son, Robert (Linda) Morrison and kids, Beth, Dakota, Cassie, Carissa,

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