SIA member Richard J. Barsetti, 60, unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011.
He was born August 26, 1950 in Des Moines, to Lawrence and Daisy Barsetti. Richard graduated from Dowling Catholic High School and later went on to follow the family tradition as a cement mason. He was currently employed at Speck USA, and had previously worked for Weitz, Taylor Ball, and Design Builders. Richard married the love of his life Mari Lynn Anderson of State Center, Iowa on March 22, 1980. He was well known for his sense of humor, his contagious giggle, and his deep love for his family, friends and God. Richard was also a member of Operating Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 21.
Richard is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mari Lynn; daughter, Rikki Lynn of Des Moines; his son, John and Becca Barsetti and grandson, Bryce and soon to be Baby Barsetti of Geilenkirchen, Germany; sisters: Marilyn Agey, Joann Smith, Judy Swartzbaugh, and Mary Jo (Dave) Barsetti Nerland; sister-in-law, Susanna Barsetti; brother-in-law, George Malsam; his twin brother, Robert (Kathy) Barsetti; brothers: Joe (Rita), David (Joy), and Pete (Linda) Mazza; honorary sister, Sandy Patterson; honorary brother, Scott Stacy; as well as a host of beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry; and sister, Carolyn Malsam.
Our club expresses our sincere condolences to the Barsetti family.