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Oscar Bareis

Oscar E. Bareis Jr., of Chelsea, MI, age 87, passed away at St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital on September 7, 2019. He was born on May 15, 1932 in Chelsea, MI, the son of Oscar Sr. and Wilda (McVay) Bareis. He is survived by three children, Timothy (Charlotte) Bareis of Tecumseh, Thomas (Teri) Bareis of Chelsea, and Susan Bareis of Chelsea; one granddaughter, Kayla Bareis, one brother,Phil (Helen) Bareis of Chelsea, one sister, Carolyn (Dale) Schuster of Williamston, and two sisters-in-law, Arlene Bareis of Dexter, and Judy Oates of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, brother, Richard Bareis, sisters-in-law, Phyllis Crawford and Joan Weinkauf, and brothers-in-law, Michael Oates and Robert Crawford.

Oscar had lived in the Chelsea area his entire life. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 -1954. On August 14, 1954, he married Mary L. (Weinkauf), and she preceded him in death on December 28, 2015. Oscar worked as an Elevator Mechanic at the University of Michigan for 35 years and ushered at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor. He enjoyed spending time out of doors, whether it was hunting, fishing, camping, or snowmobiling. He enjoyed watching all types of sports, especially his beloved Wolverines.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kevin Bollinger Scholarship.


0 #1 Diane Bareis Greble 2019-09-12 08:21
We give thanks to God for the love of family and Oscar's life. We were blessed to be a part of it. God, grant him the extraordinary joy of eternal life and comfort and loving kindness to those most dear to him.

Ken and Diane Greble

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