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Howard J. "Pete" Barto
April 30, 1919–April 13, 2011
Howard J. "Pete" Barto, 91, of Maquoketa, formerly of Oxford Junction, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa.
A celebration of his life service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction, where friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the service time.
Burial will be in the Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa, with military honors accorded by the Oxford Junction American Legion Wapsie Post #473.
Howard J. Barto was born April 30, 1919, in Oxford Junction, Iowa, to Joe J. and Julia J. (Beranek) Barto. He graduated from Oxford Junction High School. He was a Sergeant in the U. S. Army, serving from 1942 to 1945.
Pete farmed all of his life. He was a member of the Oxford Junction American Legion Wapsie Post #473, served on the Oxford Junction Fire Department and the Oxford Junction Ambulance for twenty-five years. He was also a member and past president of the Mayflower Cemetery Board for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Fred Barto and his wife, Grace.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 15 Apr 2011

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