Obit: Barten, Mary Marcella #2 (1917 - 2006)
Contact:  Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Barten, Mazar, Rosandich, Buettner, Jensen, Schauer, Schultz, Glinieck, Bymers, Bartel

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI) August 9, 2006

-Barten, Mary Marcella (October 13, 1917 - August 2, 2006)

Mary Barten, age 88, of Granton, died Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at the memorial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville, Wis.

Mary Marcella Barten was born on October 13, 1917 in the Town of Sherwood in Clark County, WI, the daughter of Steve and Katherine (Mazar) Rosandich. After her schooling, she worked as a Nanny in Gary, IN and Woodstock, IL before working in a Defense Plant for the United States Military in a General Motors Factory in Chicago, IL until 1942. Mary was united in marriage to Norbert Barten on August 29, 1942 in Bakersville, WI. They raised their family and farmed first in the Heathville area, northwest of Chili, WI and later in the Town of York until retiring.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, The Altar Society and St. Cecelia’s Circle in Neillsville, Wis.

Mary enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She also enjoyed fishing, gambling, traveling South, mainly the southwest for the winter for the past 12 years, crocheting, patch quilting and she was an excellent cook.

She is survived by her husband, Norbert, of Granton; her children, George "Buddy" (Bonnie) Barten, of Wisconsin Rapids; Nancy (Darrell) Buettner, of Sun Prairie; and Patricia "Pat" (Jerry) Jensen, of Chilton; seven grandchildren, Todd Barten, Lynette Schauer, Scott Buettner, Robert Buettner, Michael Buettner, Bethany Jensen and Daniel Jensen; 10 great-grandchildren; and brothers and sisters, Louie (Libby) Rosandich, of Wisconsin Rapids; Helen Schultz, of Granton; Amanda Glinieck, of Stratford; and Paul "Murph" Rosandich, of Lodi; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Mary in death were her parents; and siblings, Joe, Mike, John, Steve, Thomas and Nick Rosandich, Rose Bymers and Annie Bartel.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Mary was held Saturday, August 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville, Wis. The Celebrant was Fr. Joseph Follmar. Music was provided by Ronald Resong, organist, Rita Kuchenbecker, soloist and St. Mary’s Church Choir. Interment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandsons, Todd Barten, Rob Schauer, Scott Buettner, Bob Buettner, Michael Buettner and Dan Jensen.

The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville assisted Mary’s family with arrangements.



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