Dwight W. Barton (1934 - 2012)

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Dwight W. Barton

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Dwight W. (Bill) Barton, went to his heavenly home on November 21, 2012. Services will be held on Tuesday, November 27 at 11 a.m. at his church, Covenant Presbyterian, 1025 28th St. in West Des Moines. Visitation will be held Monday, November 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton's on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Iowa.

Dwight (Bill) was born on April 18, 1934, to parents Morris and Iva Barton in Redfield, Iowa. He graduated from Des Moines Technical and joined the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict in 1954. After his enlistment he attended Iowa State University. He worked for Genex until his retirement. He married Lynne Wilson in 1962 and together they raised their family in Davenport and Des Moines, Iowa.

Bill belonged to Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, Greeters Unit, Gnemeth Lodge #577 in West Des Moines, Iowa, and The American Welding Science and Technology Society. Bill, (as he was known) was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan, and greatly enjoyed woodworking, golfing, and singing with his wonderful tenor voice.

He will be tremendously missed by his sons, Kyle (Maureen), Kelly (Trisha); his wife, Lynne; grandchildren, Alex and Jacob; sister, Lavonne Nicodemus; brother, Leon (Jo) Barton; and brother-in law, Manfred Sweet. A son, Patrick Owen preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be directed to in Memphis, TN. Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Published in Des Moines Register on Nov. 25, 2012
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