LaVern Barta

Huron

LaVern Barta, 72, of Huron, passed away Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at his home.
A visitation was held Saturday, Sept. 2, from 5-7 p.m. at the Kuhler Funeral Home in Huron, with his family present.
LaVern Elmer Barta was born Oct. 5, 1944, at Huron, to Emmit and Wava (Rogers) Barta. He grew up on a farm near Artesian and graduated from Artesian High School in 1963. After graduation, LaVern moved to Huron and began his 44-year career at Farmers and Merchants Bank. He attended Northwest College of Commerce. During that time, he was on the Board for the Adjustment Training Center and was a member of the Optimist Club and the Huron Country Club.
LaVern enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing and pheasant hunting with his special friends.
He married Charlene Eining, and to this union two daughters were born, Sherry and Kelli.
In October of 1977, he married Geri Linnafelter. They enjoyed traveling.
LaVern is survived by his wife, Geri of Huron; two daughters, Sherry Barta of Huron, and Kelli (Rob) Crawford of Iowa City, Iowa; one stepson, Rod (Stephanie) Linnafelter of Vail, Colo; six grandchildren; two sisters, Sonia (Alan) Thomas of Huron, and Lynette (Allen) Schmit of Kingwood, Texas; one brother, Lynn (Rhonda) Barta of Dallas, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dureen (Mike) Olmstead; and one brother, Roger Barta.

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