Joseph L Barany
July 21, 1946 - Mar. 19, 2020
Chilton, WI
Funeral Service:
Friday, May 29, 2020
11:00 am
St Martin Lutheran Church
717 Memorial Dr
Chilton, WI 53014
Funeral Visitation:
Friday, May 29, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Martin Lutheran Church
717 Memorial Dr
Chilton, WI 53014
Burial Service:
Friday, May 29, 2020
12:00 pm
Hillside Cemetery
Chilton, WI
Joseph L Barany
Chilton, WI

Semper Fi Joe.  

You fought the good fight, never ever complaining. 

Joseph L. Barany, age 73, of Chilton, died on March 19, 2020, at Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation, following a long battle with Alzheimers. Joseph was born July 21, 1946, to Joseph and Mary (Kopjar) Barany in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  Being ever selfless, Joe gave of himself at 12 years old after the untimely passing of his father, working and helping to support his family. Joe graduated from Chilton High School in 1965 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly thereafter, reaching the rank of Corporal. Joe served honorably in Vietnam and though eligible to receive two Purple Hearts, he only accepted one.

After his discharge from the Marine Corps in 1969, Joe held several positions upon his return to Chilton.  Under the guidance of his uncle John Barany, Joe entered into the field of bricklaying and masonry. Shortly after, Joe met the love of his life, Jane Skarda, at Heller’s Bar while singing Elvis tunes. The two were married on August 18, 1979. 

Joe took Jane’s two boys under his wing, sharing wisdom and guidance.  Through them, he lived out the youth he was never offered.

Joe’s house was always filled with laughter, friendship and livelihood. His passion for fishing and hunting was unparalleled. Joe was an avid gardener and cook. He was well known for his mastery of smoking fish, telling jokes, his loyal dogs and his abundant generosity to everyone - Joe never had a bad word to say about anybody.

Joe was a devoted elder at Saint Martin Lutheran Church, a member of the Chilton Lions Club, The American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans. Toward the end of his career, Joe devoted several years to the New Hope Center as a supervisor in the workshop and was beloved by all of his clients.

Joe is survived by his wife, Jane; sons: Michael (Debbie) Barany and James (Diana) Barany; grandchildren: Joseph (Angela Villarin) Barany, Harrison Barany, Patrick (Jenny Sticka) Barany, Emma Barany, Zoe Barany, Liam Barany, and Aidan Medinger; a great-grandchild: Isaac Barany; sisters: Joyce (Clifford) Hagens, Johanna (Donald, Sr.) Bonlander, and Darlene (Peter) Hagens; sisters-in-law: Janet Skarda and Karen Skarda; brother-in-law: John (Renee) Skarda; goddaughter: Koren Bonlander; his four-legged friend, Gabriel; and many nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary; Jane’s parents: James and Pat Skarda; sister-in-law: Joan Drews; brother-in-law: James Skarda; and his Uncle John, who was a father figure to Joe while he was growing up.  

Joe’s family would like to thank The Veterans Administration, The Manitowoc Health and Rehabilitation Center, and Manitowoc Holy Family Hospice for their extraordinary care.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 29, 2020 at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Chilton (717 Memorial Dr.) with Rev. Thomas Schmitt officiating.  Burial will be in the Hillside Cemetery.  Friends may call at church from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Friday, May 29, 2020.  

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Joseph Barany.
Sorry to here of your brother's passing Joyce. Johanna darlene

Carol buelow (Friend ) - May 19, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the Barany family. May you find comfort & peace in the love & support of family & friends. Sending love & hugs. Please know we will keep you in prayer.

Rick & Mary Jo Weber - Mar. 26, 2020

I had Joe's smoked sucker patty 35 years ago when I was a kid. It was so good I remember it to this day.

Jason Nessman (Neighbor) - Mar. 22, 2020

My condolences to the family. Joe will be missed greatly by all who knew him. He always had a story to tell and had great joy telling it. Just honored to have known him because he always was a joy to be with. So sorry for your loss.

Dennis Demes (friend) - Mar. 22, 2020

I always tried to see Joe when I was in Chilton after I moved to Florida. One time I stopped and we watched the parade together from his front yard. Joe and I watched the parade and had a couple of beers. Joe was happy to see me. Everybody in the parade was yelling "Hi Joe" as they passed. I felt honored to be sitting with him. He was a great friend and a good person to everyone. I will miss my good friend.

Thomas Demes (Friend) - Mar. 21, 2020

I knew Joe for many years as a sister in law, married to John, Jane’s brother. I always had a great deal of respect for this man who became the father to Mike and Jimmy. Joe was always very nice to me when we visited. May God bless the family and comfort your hearts in this time of loss.

Susan Skarda (Former sister in law) - Mar. 21, 2020

joe and I had a lot of good times together. I will miss him.

steve steenlport (friend) - Mar. 21, 2020

so sorry for tour loss jane

jean hoffmann (freind) - Mar. 20, 2020

Mike so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you

karen swonger (Travis mon) (friend) - Mar. 20, 2020

God Bless you Doris, one of his favorite sayings when I would see him. He was always a fun man to visit with. God bless his family and rest in peace, Joe.

Mike n Doris Bennin (Friend) - Mar. 20, 2020

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