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Richard D. Barth, Sr.

September 26, 1924 — June 10, 2022

Morton

Richard D. Barth, Sr.

MORTON – Richard D. Barth, Sr., 97, of Morton, passed away Friday, June 10, 2022 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Ill.

Rich was born on September 26, 1924 in Tremont Township to August and Dorothy (Neuswanger) Barth. He married Dorothy Geiger on November 1, 1959, in Morton. Dorothy preceded Rich in death on December 13, 2008. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Surviving are his son, Richard (Sandra) Barth, Jr. of Morton; one granddaughter, Sarah Barth of Normal, Ill.

Rich served in the United States Army during World War II. He served in European Theatre, Normandy, the Northern France Campaign and the European African Middle Eastern Theatre. He received four overseas service bars, two bronze battle stars, a good conduct medal and a victory medal.

Rich owned and operated Barth’s Drive-In with his brother Orville in Morton. He was on the Cat Fire Department for 17 years and also worked for Great Atlantic and Pacific in East Peoria as the dairy department manager.  

Rich was a member of Morton Apostolic Christian Church.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Morton Apostolic Christian Church ministers officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, starting at 9 a.m. Burial will be at Morton Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morton Apostolic Christian Church.

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.

 

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Visitation

Monday, June 20, 2022

9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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Funeral Service

Monday, June 20, 2022

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave., Morton, IL 61550

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