Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thomas 'Mickey' E. Barton Jr.

Thomas “Mickey” E. Barton Jr., age 75, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Oak Ridge Care Center, Union Grove.   Thomas was born in Ashland, WI, on October 11, 1938, son of the late Thomas E. Barton Sr. and Gladys M. (Nee:  Dundovich).

Tom proudly served in the United States Air Force.  On October 30, 1964, in Rapid City, South Dakota, he was united in marriage to Delores K. Heffner.  He was employed by J.I. Case Company for over thirty years, retiring in 2000.   He was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church and the J.I. Case “20 Year Club.” Tom was a great mechanic who could repair anything from tractors to airplanes and in his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Tom was a great role model and father figure to many.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of fifty years, Delores; his brothers and sisters, Edgar “Pepper” (Mary) Martin, Marilyn Kontny, Daniel (Barbara) Dundovich, Sherry (Lenny) Salawater, Carla (Paul) Schwenzfeier; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Arlene (Warren) Burton, Teresa “Coco” Riedl, Phillip “Skip” Heffner (Beth), Michael (Peggy) Heffner, Annette “Annie” (David) Labrie; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Martin; and sister, Joyce Bjornson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 3101 Drexel Ave., with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating.  Full Military Honors will follow.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.

A special thank you to Miranda at Ridgewood Care Center and all the caregivers at Oak Ridge Care Center for their loving and compassionate care.  

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