Michael Barton

Michael Barton

Michael G. Barton of Vicksburg (formerly of Otsego) passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Mike was born March 23, 1947 in Plainwell to Mac and Verna (Hartlage) Barton and was a lifelong resident of the area. He was a 1965 graduate of Otsego High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam. After over 25 years employment he retired from the Allegan County Sheriff’s Department.

Surviving are his mother, Verna Barton of Otsego; a sister, Patricia (J.D.) Farmer of Louisville, KY; a brother, Lewis (Ruth) Barton of Otsego; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and a special friend, Ruby Julia Nicole.

He was preceded in death by his father and by a niece, Tracy Barton.

Friends may meet with his family from 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, Pastor Jason Thiel officiating. Military Honors at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego will be conducted by Otsego V.F.W. Post #3030.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mike may be made to V.F.W. Post #3030.

Messages of condolence for his family may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. David Morris says:

    My prayers and love to Ruby, Aunt Verna,Pat,Lou,and family. Always knew Mike as one of the best in photography. He was an artist who could capture a moment. He didn’t say much but when he did it was to the point and that said alot.

  2. Sherlene Schmitt-Belden says:

    Pat and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Craig and Linda Newland says:

    Our deepest Sympathies to all the Barton Family.
    Mike was a sweetheart! We always thought he was so cool when we were kids, and still do! So smart, so kind….I can still see and hear his laugh and smile. He will be missed, but we know he is in a better place.
    Craig and Linda Newland

  4. Molly and Paul Fergusson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Molly and Paul Fergusson

  5. Pat Honeysett says:

    Pat and family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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