Patricia Barnette, 83

Patricia Barnette, 83

Patricia Karen Barnette, a longtime resident of Huron, S.D., departed this life on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Avantara Norton in Sioux Falls, S.D. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2024 at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish in Huron with burial to follow at St. Martin Cemetery in Huron. Visitation, with her family present, will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at Welter Funeral Home in Huron. A Rosary and Scripture Service will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Visit 

She was born in Huron on March 5, 1941, the daughter of the late Allen Bauer and Caroline (Huber) Bauer.

Pat spent her younger years on the family farm near Forestburg, S.D., where she loved to care for and ride horses, a love that would extend throughout her life. She attended local country primary schools before attending and graduating from Forestburg High School in 1959. She moved to Huron after graduating, where she attended Huron College of Commerce, and began working at Rushmore Finance. She met her future husband Kenneth in Huron, and they were married in 1963, raising their family on their farm south of Huron until 1987. She and Ken next moved to the Black Hills, where they lived for many years in Rapid City, Black Hawk, and Spearfish. She loved the outdoors, and spent many hours with her horses, hiking in the Hills, especially loving horseback trail riding and camping in the Hills. Her and Kenneth also very much enjoyed their pets, and regularly could be found walking their dogs at nearby parks. They later lived in Brandon, S.D., for many years, before returning to Huron in 2023. Everywhere they lived, Pat was active in the Catholic parishes she attended, and her faith was a key part of her life. She will be very much missed by her friends and family.

Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, her parents Allen and Caroline, brothers Donald and Merrill and her sisters Lorraine, Mary Charmaine, Shirley, and Jeannine, and her granddaughter Jessica Barnette.

She is survived by their three children, Anthony (Jackie) Barnette, Shelley (Dennis) McDowell, and Kerry (Jason) Schumacher; and three grandchildren, Dia (Galacia) Pokos, Rachael Barnette, and Derek Barnette; as well as her sister Virginia Peterson of Huron.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Maryknoll Sisters, P.O. Box 317, Maryknoll, NY 10545. To make a gift by phone, call 914-941-7575 ext. 5639.


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