Roger E Barta


August 25, 1949 - July 26, 2008




Roger E. Barta was born August 25, 1949 in Huron SD to Emmit and Wava (Rogers) Barta.  He attended grade school and high school in Artesian, SD—graduating in 1967.   He married Elaine Wilson July 30, 1970, in Mitchell, SD.

 He graduated from Dakota State College in 1972 and worked for Madison Federal Savings & Loan before moving to Yankton, SD to work for SIC Finance. He later moved to Mitchell to work at Herbergers Department Store.  He started teaching accounting and business classes at Mitchell Technical Institute in the fall of 1976 and retired in May of 2004 due to the cancer.

 He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mitchell, Resurgam Lodge #31, where he was the secretary for twenty-three years, El Riad Shrine Club, and the Order of the Eastern Star #41.

 He is survived by his wife, Elaine; his children, Christopher (Karen) Barta, Monticello, MN and Laura Barta, Buffalo, MN; one granddaughter, Emily Barta, Monticello, MN; two sisters, Sonia (Al) Thomas, Pierre, SD, and Lynette (Al) Schmit Kingwood, TX; two brothers LaVern (Geri) Barta, Huron, SD and Lynn (Ronda) Barta, Plano, TX; his mother-in-law, Natalie Wilson, Mitchell, SD; two sister-in-laws: Janette Adams, Alexandria, SD and Amy (Craig) Hildebrand, Mitchell, SD; two brothers-in-law: Dale (Deb) Wilson, Mitchell, SD & Myron Olmsted, Brandon, SD; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Dureen Olmsted; father-in-law Clarion Wilson; nephews Douglas Thomas, Bryan Wilson and infant boy Olmsted; and a great-nephew Gabriel Wilson.


Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers. 



Wednesday, July 30, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Masonic Services ~ 7:30 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Thursday, July 31, 2008
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Buddy Rice on August 12, 2008
So very sorry to hear of Roger's passing. We were classmates
and neighbors for many years in the big town of Artesian. My
thoughts and prayers are with you Elaine and your family.
Posted by Charla Cope of Montrose SD on July 30, 2008
My sincere sympathy to the family of "Mr. Barta". He was a great teacher and friend when I attended MTI many years ago. Know that he is in a wonderful place and his love will always be in your hearts. My prayers will go up for you for strength at this difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto him Oh Lord!
Posted by steve johnson and phyllis on July 29, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I will tell my Mom and I know she will be thinking of you and yours. God bless.
Posted by Toni King on July 29, 2008
I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of a wonderful person. I had Roger as a teacher while attending MTI. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God Bless.
Posted by Lauralee Elnes on July 28, 2008
I'm so sorry, Laura. I wish I could be there to help you as much as you helped me.
Posted by Tatum (Young) Mahlen on July 28, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this tough time. God be with you!
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