Mike Barney, 79, New Richmond, passed away on September 4. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Barney, and their 3 grandsons: Logan Branjord, Nicholas Branjord, and Mitchell Branjord of the Twin Cities area. Raised in Cornell, he served 4 years in the Navy, and spent his career as an electrician at Doboy. He was the most optimistic man you could ever hope to know, loved his family with every fiber of his being, and found happiness in the simplest of pleasures: fishing at the cabin, a bargain at a garage sale, or cutting wood with his grandsons. Memorial service: NR United Methodist Ch., Sept 12, 3:00.