In memory of
John W. Barth
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In memory of
John W. Barth
John W. Barth 1935—2018 On July 9, 2018, John W. Barth, 85, was called home by our heavenly father after an extended illness. He was born February 25, 1933, in Dixon IL, to Theodore R. and Norma F. (Kiser) Barth. He was a graduate of Freeport High School, served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1959, and had farmed for over 55 years in the Dakota and Orangeville area. His activities included fishing, woodworking and square dancing along with being active in local sports programs, even coaching. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. John is survived by his wife, Gwendlyn Barth of Dakota; son, Michael (Shellie) Barth of Dakota, IL; daughters, Kathleen (Rev. David) Leary of Danville, IL and Debra (John) Auer of Stillwater, MN; seven grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and his beloved Beagle, Daisy. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Barth; sister, Shirley Murray; and brother-in-law, John (Jack) Murray. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Afolkey Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, 9030 N. Afolkey Rd., Dakota, IL 61018, with visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday also at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to give donations to the Monroe Clinic Hospice. Burial of cremains will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Please visit www.burketubbs.com to sign John's online guestbook and to share memories.
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Freeport, IL 61032
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In memory of
John W. Barth
John W. Barth 1935—2018 On July 9, 2018, John W. Barth, 85, was called home by our heavenly father after an extended illness. He was born February 25, 1933, in Dixon IL, to Theodore R. and Norma F. (Kiser) Barth. He was a graduate of Freeport High School, served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict from 1953 to 1959, and had farmed for over 55 years in the Dakota and Orangeville area. His activities included fishing, woodworking and square dancing along with being active in local sports programs, even coaching. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. John is survived by his wife, Gwendlyn Barth of Dakota; son, Michael (Shellie) Barth of Dakota, IL; daughters, Kathleen (Rev. David) Leary of Danville, IL and Debra (John) Auer of Stillwater, MN; seven grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and his beloved Beagle, Daisy. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Barth; sister, Shirley Murray; and brother-in-law, John (Jack) Murray. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Afolkey Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, 9030 N. Afolkey Rd., Dakota, IL 61018, with visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday also at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to give donations to the Monroe Clinic Hospice. Burial of cremains will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Please visit www.burketubbs.com to sign John's online guestbook and to share memories.
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Burke Tubbs Funeral Home Freeport - Freeport
504 N. Walnut Street
Freeport, IL 61032
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