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Norbert C Barten

May 30, 1918 — September 2, 2012

Norbert Barten, age 94, of Granton, WI died Sunday, September 2, 2012 at the Golden LivingCenter Three Oaks Nursing Home in Marshfield, WI.Norbert was born on May 30, 1918 in Browns Valley, MN the son of Anton & Anna (Keyser) Barten. He attended grade school in Clark County and DePere, WI and one year of high school in Eau Claire, WI. He then worked for three years in plumbing and did sheet metal work in Omro, WI. Later, he worked for three years at Weyerhauser in Marshfield. On August 29, 1942 he was united in marriage to Mary Marcella Rosandich in Bakersville, WI. They farmed first in the Heathville area, NW of Chili, WI and from 1949 they farmed in the Town of York. They retired from farming in 1981 and in 2010 Norbert moved to the Neillsville Retirement Community.He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville and enjoyed fishing, playing cards, especially sheepshead and hunting. For many years, Norb and Mary enjoyed wintering in Arizona.He is survived by three children, George "Buddy" (Bonnie) Barten of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Nancy (Darrell) Buettner of Sun Prairie, WI and Patricia "Pat" (Jerry) Jensen of Chilton, WI. Seven grandchildren, Todd Barten, Lynette Schauer, Scott Buettner, Robert Buettner, Michael Buettner, Bethany Wiskow and Daniel Jensen. 15 great grandchildren and two sisters, Lucille Schmidt of Marshfield, WI and Mary Ann (Harvin) Abrahmson of Milwaukee, WI.Norbert was preceded in death by his wife, Mary in 2006, his parents, three brothers, George, John and Edward and three sisters, Ethel, Leona and Roberta.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 7, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be Fr. Varkey V. Joseph. Music will be provided by Megan Schauer, soloist, Ronald Resong, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Neillsville. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m., Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church.Casket Bearers are: Dan Jensen, Mickey Wiskow, Todd Barten, Scott Buettner, Robert Buettner and Michael Buettner.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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