Gerald Barth
Gerald Barth
Gerald Joseph Barth, age 83, of Spring Valley, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at his home in Spring Valley.

He was born May 27, 1934, to Lorenze and Helen (Reynolds) Barth in Preston. On June 26, 1959, he was united in marriage to Pauline Vreeman at Greenleafton Reformed Church. For many years, Jerry worked on power line construction and also farmed. In later years, he owned his own appliance service business in Spring Valley. He enjoyed watching football, fishing and working with leather, making belts and billfolds. He also enjoyed hearing about his grandchildren's sporting events. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pauline; three sons, Terry (Glen) Barth, of Minneapolis, Craig (Amy) Barth, of Roanoke, Texas, and Brian (Missy) Barth, of Byron; four grandchildren, Trevor, Abbie, Lexi, and Luke; one brother; LuVerne (Maggie) Barth, of Chatfield; two sisters, Patricia Oviatt, of Zimmerman, Minn., and Gayle (Kenny) Leibfried, of Spring Valley; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charles; and one sister, Marion Boeke.

Memorial services for Gerald "Jerry" Barth were heldMonday, Nov. 27, 2017, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, with the Rev. Mark VanHouse and the Rev. Betsy Dartt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Season's Hospice or Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley assisted the family with arrangements.

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