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David L. Barton

November 1, 1937 — December 11, 2022

David L. Barton, of New Windsor, IL passed away Sunday, December 11, 2022 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.  Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, December 15, 2022 at New Windsor Presbyterian Church in New Windsor.  Burial is in the New Windsor "Petrie" Cemetery.  Visitation is 10 a.m. until the time of services.  Memorials may be left to Tri-County Ambulance Services or the New Windsor Presbyterian Church.  Online condolences can be made at

David was born November 1st, 1937 in Galesburg, IL to Clyde and Edith Whittenmeyer Barton.  He graduated from AlWood High School in 1955. David married Loretta Graver September 15, 1957 in New Windsor, IL.

He was employed as a forklift operator at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline for 33 years.

David was a member of the New Windsor Presbyterian Church.  He enjoyed bowling with his brothers as a team for over 50 years. David also liked to golf and camp. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending their school events and activities as well as playing cards with friends and family.  

He is survived by his wife, Loretta; 2 daughters: Peggy (Kent) Peterson of Alpha, IL; Jani Barton of Mesquite, NV; one son, Carey Barton of New Windsor, IL; 3 grandchildren: Jeremy (Beth) Bird of Bedford, NH; Andrew Peterson of Carbon Cliff, IL; Leslie Peterson of Rock Island, IL; 1 great granddaughter, Lillian Dale; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers: Kenneth, Roy, Paul, Gene, George, and Harold.

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