Frederick, SD-Funeral service for Raymond Bruce Barton, 84, of Frederick will be 10:30 am, Saturday, February 16, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Frederick. Rev. Justin Brotzel will officiate.
Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
There will be a prayer service Friday at 6:00 pm with visitation from 4:00-6:00 pm at the funeral home.
Raymond died February 9, 2019 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital.
Raymond Bruce Barton, son of Earl Augustus and Vera Gladys (Payton) Barton was born October 22, 1934 at Glover, ND. He attended school in Fullerton, ND, graduating from Ellendale High School with the class of 1951. He worked as a farm laborer.
Raymond was united in marriage to Margaret Taskerud on September 10, 1954 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Frederick. In 1956 they moved to Los Angeles, CA where he worked at Lockheed Aircraft as a machinist. In 1958 they returned to South Dakota and he worked at Lacey Dairy in Aberdeen and near Claremont as a farm laborer. He also sold cemetery lots for Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen. In 1960 they returned to California, living in the Glendale area where he worked for California Zonolite. They moved to California City in 1970 where he worked for Cal City Concrete and U.S. Borax. They returned to Frederick, SD in 1974 and took over the Taskerud farm, retiring from farming in 2010. From 1985 thru 2002, Raymond and Margaret were the managers of Frederick Community Store.
He enjoyed bowling and league bowling. He would make the time for birdwatching and loved taking in nature. Raymond would go to as many of his grandchildren’s functions as he could and was a very proud grandfather. He could be found on the highway driving to Ellendale for coffee with the Ellendale coffee group followed by a trip to Aberdeen to do errands and enjoy a card game.
Raymond was a life member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and a former member of Frederick Development Corporation.
Grateful for having shared Raymond’s life are his children, Rick (Laura) Barton of Vacaville, CA, Kathy (Norm) Wright of Yankton, SD, Kevin Barton of Frederick and Kirsten Barton of Fargo, ND; five grandchildren, Brianna Johnson, Alissa Barton, Courtney Barton, Andrea Wright and Elizabeth Wright; one great-grandchild, Rowan Johnson; two brothers, Robert (Donna) Barton of Ellendale, ND and Lawrence (Florence) Barton of Aberdeen and two sisters, Darlene Atkinson of Aberdeen and Earlene (Ray) Retzlaff of Huron, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margaret (1-1-2014), sister, Laura Louise LeMatta and brother, Kenneth Barton.
Honorary Casketbearers will be Randy Pfutzenreuter and the Ellendale Coffee Group.
Casketbearers will be Richard Schlosser, Chris Sumption, Dan Barton, Daryl LeMatta, Jim Retzlaff and Jerry Barton.
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.