John R. Barten

Born: Thu., Sep. 10, 1936
Died: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 08, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Tue., Oct. 08, 2019
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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John R. Barten, age 83, of North Mankato, died, October 4, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be from noon that day until time of services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.
  John was born September 10, 1936 to Jacob and Gertrude (Hinderscheit) Barten at Belle River Township, Douglas County, Minnesota. He served in the United States Army from 1959 until 1962. John married Ardelle Kewitsch September 9, 1960 in Le Center. He spent his career as a meat cutter beginning at Shatz’s Market in Montgomery. Later, moving to Mankato John worked at Madsen’s and Randalls Super Value. He was a member of the American Legion, 518. John was a very skilled woodworker while also truly knowledgeable in carpentry, plumbing and electrical work. In retirement he took on counted cross stich and presented Christmas stockings to his entire family. He was truly a man of many talents!
  John is survived by his wife Ardelle; son, Michael and his wife Janis Barten of North Mankato; daughter, Melissa Barten of North Mankato; grandchildren, Amanda, Morgan, Savanna, Connor, Mia, Cara, Aunika and Alexandra; sister, Loretta Speikers of Perry, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Arthur.      

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