Douglas Barth

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Douglas Neil Barth, 60, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18 at his companion's home in Vinton. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Presbyterian Church in Vinton with Rev. Ronald Sumption officiating. Phillips Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Doug was born Dec. 27, 1948 to Glenn and Grace (Jungling) Barth in Spencer. His family lived in Vinton during the late 1950's before settling in Waterloo. Doug graduated from Waterloo's West High School, and attended UNI. Doug's innate ability to read people helped him to become accomplished in sales.
Doug enjoyed fishing in Canada or anywhere else, model trains, anything about the Civil War, and watching Brett Favre play football. He spent many hours playing softball for Waterloo area teams when he was younger.
Doug is survived by son, Matthew (Kaycee) Barth, and daughter, Makenna Barth, both of Independence; life partner, Rosemary Schwartz and second mom, Berniece Schwartz of Vinton. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother, Charles and an infant brother. Memorials can be sent to 603 W 8th St. Vinton, 52349. Visit our guestbook at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Nov. 20 to Nov. 23, 2009