Barry Keith Brigham, 72, of Mantorville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 18, 2017.
Barry was born October 20, 1945 in Madison, WI to Keith and Regina (Wallace) Brigham. After high school, Barry went on to receive his Bachelors Degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in 1967 and eventually received an additional Bachelors Degree in Communications from the University of Western North Carolina in 2010. Barry spent his working career as a computer programmer. He enjoyed collecting antique cars, was an avid reader, was an antique automobile appraiser and was a wonderful caretaker for his wife, Liz, whom he married on November 27, 1999 in Wausau, WI. Barry was a member of the HAM Radio Club and the Antique Auto Club. He was a gentle, quiet man, a good listener and went out of his way to help others.
Barry is survived by his wife, Liz; stepdaughter, Farah Mokhtarei of Dublin, Ireland; stepson, John (Madeline Stevens) Mokhtarei of Los Angeles, CA; sister, Ellen McCredie of Neshkoro, WI; brother, Randall (Tamra) Brigham of Portage, WI and a host of other family and friends. Barry was preceded in death by his parents, Keith and Regina; and his brother, Ronald Brigham.
A memorial service to celebrate Barry's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until time of services. Interment will be held at a later date at St. Andrews Cemetery in Pardeeville, WI. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
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Dearest Liz, we were so sadden to hear of Barry's passing. We knew he was a wonderful caregiver to you. Believe me we feel your pain, March 6 our sister-in-law passed of cancer, May 8 we lost our 48 year old son of cancer, then my husband' brother passed on Dec. 9, wake was last night and full mass and funeral at Ft. Snelling. We are emotionally drained. We pray for peace for you and we will keep you in our pray's. Big Hugs from the Layers❤️
Barry was probably one of the nicest men I've ever met. Even when he was frustrated he did it with composure and class. He was a wonderful husband and caregiver for Liz and was always there when she needed him. My husband, Curt and I always enjoyed talking with Barry and loved to hear his laugh. We will miss him.
Curt & Vicki
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