Richard Barten, 67Richard Joseph Barten, 67, died March 25, 2009.
Richard Barten, 67
Richard Joseph Barten, 67, died March 25, 2009.
Richard was born May 17, 1941 in Elrosa to Nicholas and Cecelia (Deters) Barten. He graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1959. After graduation he served two years in the Army and four years in the National Guard and was honorably discharged on December 18, 1966.
Richard met Virginia Benton in Houston, Texas in 1968 and on May 10, 1969, the couple was married in Dallas, Texas. The Bartens returned to Minnesota in 1971, where Dick worked for Juno Tool and Plastics for 11 years. On August 8, 1972, his only son, Darren, was born. In 1982, he started working in real estate and home construction. He also did some investing in several rental properties.
Dick enjoyed traveling with his family and they went on several family vacations. Especially out West; two of his favorite states to go to were Colorado and Montana as he had a passion for the mountains.
Richard also loved hunting in the fall with his son and other relatives. He enjoyed fishing and took several trips out of state and to Canada with his son, Darren. Dick loved animals, especially his little shih tzu, Miss Elle.
For those who knew Dick, they will miss his ability to make you laugh and his uncanny sense of humor. He will be dearly missed.
He is survived his wife, Virginia; son, Darren of Alexandria; daughter, Donna Love and Daniel of Jackson, Mississippi; grandson, Jacob Pittman; granddaughter, Amanda Grace; great-granddaughter, Baylee; brothers, Ray and Mary Ann Barten of Greenwald, Don and Betty of Cedar; sisters, Odelia and Doug Dahlheimer of Alexandria, Elverna and Len Keller of St. Cloud, Lucille and Elmer Sindermann of Melrose, Rosie and Urban Spanier of Spring Hill, Doris and Wilfred Arens of Padua, Janice and Phil Miller of West Union; and sister-in-law, Monica Barten of Spring Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alfred; and brother-in-law, Leo Spanier.
Funeral services were held March 28 at Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Steve Binsfeld officiating. Pallbearers were Bill Capp, Anthony Gale III, Mary Botten, Mike Barten, Dan Miller and Bob Hammond.
Military honors were by the American Legion Post #87. Burial was at Kinkead Cemetery in Alexandria.
Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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