Greg Barto

Greg Barto

Friday November 5, 1954 Friday November 27, 2020

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Obituary for Greg Barto

Gregory Daniel Barto was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 5th, 1954 to Daniel & Shirley Barto. They were living in New Castle, Delaware at the time. The family moved to Silver Bay, MN in 1956. They moved to Brooklyn Park, MN in 1967. Greg lived in North Minneapolis, MN in the early 80’s. He met and was in a long term partnership with Dorothy (Dottie) Fischer for 10 years. Greg raised Dottie’s children Marie & Jenny as his own. The family moved to a 40 acre hobby farm in Milaca, MN in 1990 and Greg lived there until his passing. He sold artwork most of his life and also worked at Cabella’s with a specialty in black powder rifles.

Greg loved his family, friends, his animals, hunting, fishing, swimming, going to church and helping people when he could. He liked having conversations with a cup of coffee or a can of green tea. He had a big heart, a quirky sense of humor and he will be greatly missed by many people.

Greg was preceded to Heaven by his Grandparents, Frank & Nellie Barto and Roland & Blanche McGuire and by Dorothy Fischer.

We believe Greg is in Heaven looking over family: Parents, Dan & Shirley Barto; brother Rick Barto, sister Cindy Troutman, children Marie Wildhirt & Jenny Fischer, Grandchildren Katie Bergman, Jacob Bixby, Jasmine Wildhirt, Kelly Haider, Tina Nelson, Tyler Nelson, Brooke Linder, Madison Linder, & Meghan Linder and Great Granddaughter Claire.

Funeral Services for Greg will be held 2:00pm on Friday, December 4, 2020 at the Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center, 512 S. 8th Street in Brainerd, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment Garrison Cemetery.

Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Memorials are preferred.

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    Friday November 27, 2020 |
    Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center
    512 South 8th Street
    Brainerd, Minnesota
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    Friday November 27, 2020
    Funeral service for Greg will be held on Friday, December 4, 2020 at 2pm at Halvorson Taylor Life Events Center. Visitation will be at 1PM. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Memorials are preferred.

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Natalie Skalicky

Greg will be greatly missed!! My husband and I both worked with Greg at Cabela’s and had the pleasure of seeing him at church!! He always had a way of making people feel loved and important by intentionally seeking people out each week!! Loved how proudly he introduced his granddaughter!! ❤️ It’s comforting to know that he knew and loved the Lord!! We will see you again Greg!!
Comment | Posted at 03:41pm via Condolence

Tonya L Chapin

Greg was always very friendly with everyone. He spent a lot of time talking fishing and hunting with my husband while his granddaughter Jasmine played with our daughter. My husband worked with him at Cabela's then reconnected when we saw him at an archery shoot with his granddaughter!
Comment | Posted at 12:09am via Condolence

Mary Stoffel

I got to know Greg through his Grandmother, Blanche. She spoke of her grandchildren often. Then I met Greg’s parents and their family, including Greg. I was always treated as one of their family.
Comment | Posted at 04:17pm via Condolence

Tommy Pappas

I voulenteered and served at new life church with greg, he would always come say hello while holding his young granddaughters hand, rest in peace greg! you always went out of your way to say hello to me and to ask me how I was. I had no idea you were sick. I hadn't seen you latley, I was wondering how you were doing. I guess I know now, enjoy the kingdom sir I'll see you later big guy :)
Comment | Posted at 03:56pm via Condolence

Mark Chapin

My sincerest condolences to your family! I still can't believe this happened but I know I will see you again one day brother! I'm so glad we got to reconnect these last two years. Hunting, fishing, and trying to fix up your hunting stands is something I will always remember! Thanks for coming to my birthday party this last year too! If there is anything we can do for the family, please let us know! Anything please! God bless!
Comment | Posted at 06:30pm via Condolence

Mark Chapin

I'll miss ya bud!
Posted at 06:32pm

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