Barton Howard “Bart” Rynish

September 2, 1944
December 20, 2021

Barton Howard “Bart” Rynish, 77, passed unexpectedly at his home on Monday, December 20, 2021. He was born September 2, 1944, in Marinette to Alfred and Myrtle (Wilde) Rynish.

Bart was a graduate of Marinette High School, Class of 1962. While he was there, he met the love of his life, Patricia “Pat” Stepniak. In his early life, he had many jobs (and he was good at all of them); the Bookstore at UWM, Popke Electronics, Habinsel Volkswagen, and Super America until he found his true calling-building new homes. Bart was a Wausau Homes dealer for many years until he created Barton Designs. He was able to design and build his own custom homes and developed many friendships throughout his career. On June 19, 1965, Bart and Pat were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Peshtigo, and together they had three children. They called Peshtigo and Marinette their home while they raised their family. Bart eventually moved “his bride” and business to Green Bay in 1997. He was well known and respected in the construction industry, and he was working the morning he was called home.

Bart and Pat enjoyed spending time with family and friends. They especially enjoyed their trips to Ireland. Together they enjoyed their travels to many other destinations, always with friends and family. Bart especially loved his fishing trips to Canada and the yearly deer camp in McAllister. Everyone looked forward to their passionate conversations with him. He was loved by all who met him; everyone has a “Bart story.” Above all, the most important aspect of his life was his love for Pat and their family. He was so happy to become a grandpa to four wonderful grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Bart was very proud of them all.

Bart is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pat; his children, Matthew (Casi) Rynish, Carol (Dan) Lambrecht, Sheri (Dan) Worth; his grandchildren, Juliana (Danny) Schneider, Tyler Rynish, Cade Lambrecht, and Jesse Lambrecht; great-grandchildren, Liam Babiarz and Seager Schneider; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don (Kathy) Rynish, Robert Rynish, Eugene Rynish, Ken (Jean) Rynish, and John (Jean) Rynish.

Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with his goddaughter, Anne Wickland, officiating. Online condolences may be given at  In lieu of flowers, memorials made to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project would be appreciated.