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Jeff Barth, 47

Jeff Barth, age 47, of Cokato, passed away peacefully at home Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.

He was born Dec. 4, 1963, in Winsted, to Dale and Millie Barth. Jeff was baptized Jan. 5, 1964, at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

He grew up in Howard Lake, where he graduated from high school in 1982.

Shortly after graduating, Jeff enlisted in the Army Reserves. He was honorably discharged in August 1989.

Jeff was united in marriage to Britta Borseth Nov. 26, 1988. To this union, two daughters were born; Catheryn and Tessa. Jeff’s first priority was always “his girls,” and he enjoyed every moment he spent with them.

Throughout his life, Jeff enjoyed many things, including hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, 4-wheeling, bike rides, and, believe it or not, shoveling snow!

Jeff is survived by his wife, Britta, and daughters Catheryn and Tessa, all of Cokato; his parents, Millie Kennard of Isle, and Dale/Renee Barth of Howard Lake; siblings Scott (Cindy) Barth of Cokato, Sue (Jim) LaBelle of Buffalo, Chris (DeAnna) Barth of Howard Lake, Michelle (Dan) Miller of Annandale, Angela Barth of Duluth, Kris (Scott) Weber of Glencoe, Kelley Zobol of Hutchinson, and Earl Kennard Jr. of Missouri; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Greeting him in heaven are his two brothers, Wayne Barth and Brad Barth; his stepfather, Earl Kennard; father-in-law Gene Borseth; niece Shavon Barth; and grandparents Albert Barth, Ada Barth, Margaret Barth, and Carl Habisch.

The funeral service took place Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

Visitation was Thursday, March 3 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato, and continued Friday one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.