A Memorial Visitation for Dennis Barrett, age 73, of O’Neill was Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with Military Rites provided by the O’Neill American Legion Simonson Post 93.  
A public gathering to celebrate his life followed at the Good Timi’n Bar in O’Neill.  
Dennis passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital in O’Neill.  
Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.  Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.
Dennis Lynn Barrett was born on August 26, 1944, in Nebraska City to Robert and Freda (Broers) Barrett.  He graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1962.  
After high school, Dennis enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent many years in the National Guard as a Drill Sargent at Fort Knox.
When Dennis wasn’t busy with the military, he worked at Hinky Dinky Grocery store in Nebraska City.  Dennis and his family moved to O’Neill in 1988 where he continued working in grocery.  
Dennis also spent a lot of time helping his special friend, Marina Eiler, run the Good Timi’n Bar.  
He always enjoyed going in early to stock the shelves and clean up. Dennis retired in 2017, to take some time to relax.
Dennis enjoyed bowling, golfing, billiards, and playing cards.  
He loved detailing his cars and truck and took pride in showing his favorite truck in the Summerfest Car Show.
Dennis is survived by his special friend, Marina Eiler of O’Neill; his children, Mindy Zeeb and husband, Scott, of O’Neill, Jeff Barrett and wife, Alexis, of Aurora, Ill., Dana Eiler and wife, Kami, of Lincoln, Wendy Eiler of O’Neill, and Andy Eiler of Texas; eight grandchildren, Amanda (James) McCabe, Natasha Zeeb, Hannah Zeeb, Andrew Knapp, Jordyn Johnson, Joseph Whelan, Hayden Barrett, Matthew Barrett; four siblings, Robert Allen Barrett of Nebraska City, Sharon Heng of Lincoln, Gary (Lorie) Barrett of Bellevue, Janice Holman of Nebraska City; many nieces and nephews; and his special four legged companion, Lokey.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Melissa Ann Barrett in 1968.