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Josh D. Barton

Visitation:  Monday, December 16, 2019, 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Holy Rosary Church, 24116 Marian Avenue, Glenwood, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial:  Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 11:00 A.M., Holy Rosary Church, 24116 Marian Avenue, Glenwood, Iowa.

Josh D. Barton, 21 of Pacific Junction, Iowa was born August 28, 1998 in Tucson, Arizona. He was the son of Richard and Shannon Barton and Judy and David Wilson. He fought a courageous battle with cancer until he passed away surrounded by his family on December 12, 2019 in Omaha, Nebraska. Josh was raised in rural Pacific Junction and graduated from Glenwood High School in 2017.

Josh was an installation specialist for Sears Homes. He had many passions which included his red Dodge truck, Clifford, playing X-Box and loved his sushi, BBQ and appreciated a good quality bourbon. Josh was a member of the Tractor Club and TRAN. He and his Dad shared their love of firearms together. His friends, family and dog Droopy were there to help him fight his illness. Josh is a hero to all who knew and loved him. He will live on in our hearts until we meet again.

Preceding Josh in passing were his grandmother Dolores Kennedy; Granny Helen; grandparents Robert and Lorraine Feldhans; uncles Tim Feldhans and Verlyn Wells; cousins Shari Kennedy and Tabitha Feldhans. Survivors include his parents, Richard (Shannon) Barton of Pacific Junction, IA; Judy (David) Wilson of Rockwell City, Iowa; siblings Jeannie Kennedy, Justin Rader and Julia Barton; grandparents Dan and Doris Marsh of Tabor, Iowa; Tom Kennedy of Pacific Junction, Iowa; girlfriend Melanie Brhel of Milford, Nebraska; several aunts, uncles, cousins, extended relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood, Iowa.

25 Condolences

  • Stray Posted December 13, 2019 3:13 pm

    Josh was a good young man. There are no words that can express how sorry I am for your loss.

  • Rich Wilton Posted December 13, 2019 3:25 pm

    Sorry for your loss such a great kid.

  • Scott (Hulk) & Jennifer (Black Widow) Harris Posted December 13, 2019 7:39 pm

    Richard and Shannon, we are truly saddened to hear is Josh passing. I know this year has been a hard one. Sending prayers for peace and comfort. We love y’all and are here if you need anything. Tight Hugs!

  • Brenda Anderson (Naughty) and Mike Bestwick (Loco) Posted December 13, 2019 8:12 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We love you both and we are sending lots of hugs and prayers. Josh was very lucky to be surrounded by family as loving as yours. He is a strong young man who will be dearly missed.

  • Cindy Kaster Posted December 13, 2019 8:24 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Brandy Hall Posted December 13, 2019 9:58 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear the passing of Josh. I had the pleasure of having him in class over the years. Wonderful student and a wonderful person. He always had a smile on his face, and could always put one on your face. Sending prayers 🙏 to all of his family and friends from Arkansas.

  • Madison Gregg Posted December 13, 2019 10:12 pm

    Sorry for you loss.

  • Danika Strawmier Posted December 13, 2019 10:41 pm

    My heart is broken. Josh was such a sweet guy and I am honored to have known him. My sincerest condolences and many prayers for Josh’s family and friends. Much love to you all during this very difficult time.

  • Violator Posted December 13, 2019 11:14 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family brother.

  • LeAnne Meckna Posted December 14, 2019 12:50 am

    My heart hurts for you all. Such a strong young man, that you can be so proud of, with a strength many of us can only wish for. Please know you are surrounded by love in this deeply painful time. Rich and Shannon, we love you both.

  • Paula Anderson Wiemers Posted December 14, 2019 2:53 am

    Josh, I would see you often in our younger days when I would drop Timmy off to see Willy & you 🧁 you boys played a lot
    I am so sorry for all the pain and sorrow my heart goes out to all your family in prayers of comfort 🙏 sweetheart… you’re out of pain rest in peace & God bless you ❤️

  • Mary P Lee Posted December 14, 2019 9:05 am

    I am so sorry. I will pray for your family.

  • Jacky Posted December 14, 2019 9:20 am

    So very sorry to hear about Josh, to loose a child is the worse thing that can every happen to you, my heart goes out to you all, love and prayers are with you all ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Brad Michael Posted December 14, 2019 9:45 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this news. It has been many years since I’ve seen Josh. But, I remember him well as a fun loving, funny little kid who was always smiling & trying to make you laugh. To Rich and the rest of his family and friends I’m so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  • Diane McKern Posted December 14, 2019 9:55 am

    So sorry for your loss prayer for the family

  • Brenda Draper Posted December 14, 2019 3:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. Many thoughts and prayers go out to you all!
    The Drapers

  • Ron and Donelle Moormeier Posted December 14, 2019 4:26 pm

    So heartbroken for your family at Josh’s passing. Josh was one of those good kids!! We so enjoyed him on the tractor drives. He was respectful, helpful, kind, thoughtful and had a smile that was simply infectious! He was one of those people who, if you asked for his help, he would jump in and do whatever he could without any complaining. He will be missed by so many, young and old! Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.

  • John & Vicki Nemecek Posted December 14, 2019 4:59 pm

    Josh set an example for all with his love, grace and compassion for others. I’m sure he has the most beautiful blanket in heaven to add to his collection. Until we meet again… your family will wrap you in a blanket of love.

  • Carol Lipsett Fisher Posted December 14, 2019 5:33 pm

    I’m sorry to hear of Josh’s passing. Prayers for your family.

  • Kathy and Mark Tech Posted December 14, 2019 5:56 pm

    Thinking of you, so sorry for your loss. Much love! The Tech’s

  • Renee Mittermeier Posted December 14, 2019 7:33 pm

    Although it is hard right now, always remember the laughter, the good times, and his love of life.

  • Clovis and Melodie Ranck Posted December 15, 2019 3:43 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • Seth Tech Posted December 16, 2019 11:15 am

    May you rest in peace, Josh. Gonna miss seeing you in our shop. Til Valhalla buddy! I’ll give your pap a hug for ya, since your watching over him!

  • Charlene Coffey Posted January 5, 2020 5:51 pm

    Richard, Doris and Danny–I am saddened to hear of your heartbreaking loss.. I am praying all of you will be wrapped in the warm arms of God’s comfort.

  • Richard D. Barton Posted January 9, 2020 4:46 pm

    It is hard to believe you have been gone almost a month now. I miss you every minute of every day like nothing I have ever felt. It feels so wrong that I cannot call you and talk to you or wait for you to come home from work. I still feel very crushed from your passing but I am glad there is no more pain for you. I hope that you will be there when my time comes and walk me home. I look at your picture all the time and think how glad I am to have had you for the last 21 years. I love you and miss you so much that its hard to breath some days. Be at peace my son for we will see each other again in Valhalla, for your bravery in the face of so much pain and suffering has surely earned you a spot there with other warriors.

    Love Dad.

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