Barton Schlenker, 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 14, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 19, at St. Paul Presbyterian Church in Johnston, followed by burial at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines. A luncheon will follow at St. Paul Presbyterian Church.
Barton was born in Johnston, where he resided most of his life. He was a WWII
veteran. After the war, Barton had his own bakery and then went on to work for Solar, John Deere, and the US Postal Service as a letter carrier. He enjoyed gardening, traveling and many vacations in their trailer.
He is survived by his children, Steve (Debra) Schlenker of Seattle, WA and Barb (Mark) Koozer of San Diego, CA; and his grandchildren Mason and Nora Schlenker. Barton was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Virginia.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m on Friday, October 18, at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines.