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Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
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Donald Barnett

Donald L. Barnett, age 85, New Rockford, ND, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Garrison Memorial Hospital – CHI St. Alexius, Garrison, ND.

Donald Lee Barnett was born December 11, 1933 at Kenmare, ND, the son of Moses Sherman and Mildred (Marum) Barnett.  He grew up near Donnybrook, ND and attended school there and in Minot.  He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956.  After being discharged from the Army, Donald married Mary McGuire on June 23, 1956, in Valley City, ND.   He attended the Bismarck Trade School for Auto Body Repair. They lived in several North Dakota Communities including Valley City, Bottineau, Stanley, and New Rockford, where he did auto body repair.

Donald loved to go fishing, gardening, and growing flowers.  He enjoyed listening to music, playing guitar, telling jokes and visiting with anyone.  He liked to reminisce about the good ol’ days. 

Donald is survived by his children, Michael Barnett, Hope, ND; Bill Barnett, Red Lake Falls, MN; Jeremy Barnett, Bismarck, ND; Jackie (Mike) Williams, New Rockford, ND; Jane Higgins, Minot, ND; Sally Kofoid, Hope, ND; Dawn (Marlan) Engstrom, Minot, ND; Sue (Donavon) Olson, and Jenny (Matt) Andel, both of West Fargo, ND;  24 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray Barnett, Washington State and Gary Barnett, Minot, ND and sister, Dorothy Allhouse,  Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Moses and Mildred Barnett; wife, Mary in 2000; daughters, Cheryl and Rochelle; three grandchildren; brothers, George Barnett, Dale Barnett, and Eddy Barnett and sisters, Joyce Neether and Elaine Haider.

Visitation:  will be one hour prior to the service. 

Funeral Service:  will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND. 

Burial:  will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND. 

Posted Condolences:


  1. I will miss you uncle Don….my prayers are with all of you at this time.

  2. Jackie and All Families – So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May your many memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

  3. Jane my heart aches for you❣💔 Also your sister, your kids and grandkids❣ Who really loved and help take care of your dad❣ I pray for the ones that didn’t. May God hold you and the palm of his hand, as you go through this time of your life. Sorry I won’t be there to hug you at your dad’s funeral.


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