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Frederick "Fred" Barth
May 14, 1942 - March 21, 2011

Frederick “Fred/Papa” Barth, 68 of Oelwein, died Monday, March 21, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.

 Fred was born May 14, 1942 in Oelwein, IA to Ernest and Luetta (Sims) Barth.  He grew up in the area and graduated from Oelwein High School in 1960.  After high school Fred enlisted in the Navy and received an Honorable Discharge in 1966.  He worked for Donaldson’s in Oelwein until his retirement.  His favorite thing to do was spend time with his family and friends. 

Fred was a hard worker and loved life.  He put up a strong fight to the end.  He was a great husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather, as well as a great friend to all.  Fred will be dearly missed.

 Fred is survived by his wife, Cheryl, his children, Cindy (Tim) Schreiber of Waterloo, Brian (Charity) Barth of Texas, Chris (Barb) Reaves of Algona, Phillip (Heidi) Barth of Waterloo, Traci (Duane) Canfield of Oelwein.  His Grandchildren, Nathan (Tiffany) Reaves, Brianne Reaves (Jerrad Bentley), Kara Schreiber, Erin Barth, Karis Barth, Zachary Reaves (Robyn Wagenknect), Nicole Reaves, Jessica Barth, Sarah Barth, Brandon Reaves (Chantel Dempsey), Haley Reaves, and Seth Canfield.  His Great Grandchildren, Cooper, Tayler, Maddux, Ella, and Ace.  His siblings, Vickie (Marlin) Weyant of Oelwein, Kenny (Wendy) Barth of Michigan, Pat Bradfield of Wisconsin, and Mary (Gary) Smith of Oelwein.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Luetta.   


Visitation:  Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 5 – 7pm at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home, Oelwein, Iowa.

Services:  Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 7pm at Geilenfeld Funeral Home, with Pastor Ginny Bass officiating.  Burial will be at a later date. 


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John and Pat McBride on March 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM said:

Cheryl, We extend to you and your family our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers!
Jim and Alice Stanek on March 25, 2011 at 10:11 AM said:

Cheryl and family, so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. Praying for you in this time of grief.
Deb Harkness & family on March 23, 2011 at 7:58 AM said:

Cheryl & family,

You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Life brings tears, smiles & memories.
The tears dry, the smiles fade, but memories live on forever....

Deb Harkness & family
mary Gaffney on March 23, 2011 at 3:57 AM said:

Good bless you Fred.Many fonder memories will never be forgotten by Mike & I. May you rest in peace.My symphaphy to your family
Tamara Barth on March 23, 2011 at 2:27 AM said:

You will be miss Dad.
Larry & Sharon Alitz on March 22, 2011 at 4:46 PM said:

Cheryl: Fred will be missed also by us, always.We shared alot of memorise. God will greet him with open arms.
Sheryl Gosse on March 22, 2011 at 10:34 AM said:

Cheryl:Sorry for your loss, Fred is now at peace & no longer suffering. Be close always w/family & treasure the memories.
jessica barth on March 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM said:

i love you grandpa!
Karen Boies on March 21, 2011 at 3:27 PM said:

Miss you so much already Fred!
Traci Canfield on March 21, 2011 at 3:06 PM said:

I will always love and miss you Dad!

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