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Paul Howard Barton

January 27, 1953 - September 30, 2021

Paul Howard Barton, of Savage, MN passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on September 30 from a courageous battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.
Paul was born on January 27, 1953 in La Crosse, WI. He grew up in La Crescent, MN. Paul attended Crucifixion grade school, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic high school, and played on the high school golf team. He then went on to UW - La Crosse and transferred to the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a degree in Landscape Architecture. In 1977, he founded Landshapes, Inc. and was an active member of MASLA and Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association for many years. He was also a ski instructor at Hyland Hills for 20 years.
Paul married the love of his life, Sue Devins Barton, in 1983 and they had two beautiful daughters, Allison and Caitlan. Paul was incredibly devoted to his family, spent many years coaching his girls in their sports, and loved traveling with his family. A great joy for him was spending time with his two granddaughters. He called them, "His sunshine".
Paul was always grateful for the loyal, life-long friends he had. He was an avid golfer, and had 4 hole-in-ones in his lifetime. Paul was privileged to take a trip to Scotland to golf St. Andrews, attend the 1983 Masters Tournament, many PGA tournaments and two Ryder Cups. Paul also enjoyed attending any Gopher sporting event as well as a sunny day at Canterbury Downs. In the fall, Paul looked forward to hunting season; and in the summer, fishing at the cabin. He had a special love for the seasons in Minnesota.
Paul's Faith was very important to him, and his relationship with the Lord carried him through the very toughest times of his life. He was very involved in his parish community, and believed deeply in Catholic education.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Caitlan C. Barton; his parents, Jane E. Barton and Dr. Howard L. Barton; and his niece, Claire Devins. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Sue Devins Barton; daughter, Allison (Shea) Doane; granddaughters, Briella and Sophia Doane; brother, Dr. Thomas (Nancy) Barton; sister, Joni (Chuck) Miotke; nieces, Jennifer (Eric) Green, Kelly (Andy) Montgomery, Katie (Dave) Tressel, Amanda (Scotty) Peterson, Laura (Mike) Kuisle, Delaney Devins, Abby Devins, Belle Devins, Amelia Devins; nephews, Dr. Sam (Sahar) Miotke, Matt Miotke, Michael (Jessica) Devins, Sean Devins, Jarod Devins, Eli Devins, Raymond Whitlock, Joe Whitlock, Pearse Devins, Owen Devins; special in-laws, Tom Devins, Jim (Julie) Devins, John (Marie) Devins, Joe (Liz) Devins, Mary (Tom) Whitlock, Tim (Aimee) Devins; and friends too numerous to name. Paul is now at peace with Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
Visitation Friday, October 15, 2021, from 11 AM until 12:15 PM, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 PM, all held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4625 W. 125th St., Savage. Interment St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations to the Caitlan Barton '06 Memorial Scholarship at the Academy of Holy Angels, or the Caitlan C. Barton Tuition Assistance Fund at St. John the Baptist Catholic School, Savage.



Aquinas Class of '71
50th Reunion




The events were well attended. There were a few surprise attendees and all had lots of stories and laughter! Photos of the weekend are in the Photo Gallery at the top of the left hand menu. If anyone has more photos, or stories to share from the weekend, please email to me (Paul Pierce). I'll add them to the web site.

Thursday Moon Tunes at Riverside Park had lots of good music and few mosquitos. Joe and Ann Kotnour setup the popup canopy and sign, as our beacon. We also had some “Class of 1970” folks stop to say hi.

Friday at Carly's/Big Al's was awesome! Very well attended also. Food was hot, drinks were cold and stories were elaborate, to say the least.

Saturday golf at Forest Hill's had a great weather day. The foursome of John Kacner, Mike Desmond, Paul Barton and Greg Pederson won the best ball scramble with a low score of 6 under par. Thanks to Jerry DeBoer, Bill Bettis and Mike Desmond for organizing the golf.

The Saturday Grand Finale at Piggy's Restaurant was well attended and the food was great! Dan Marcou's Power Point presentation of all class members pictures, ran continuously through the evening. Thanks Dan for the great work on that! After the social hour we were led in pre-dinner prayer by Sister Mary Ann Gschwind. We also had a short Aquinas Schools update from Ted Knutson, President – Aquinas Schools. Also in attendance was former teachers, Dave Reinders, Mary Ann Braithwaite and Sister Mary Ann. John Kacner was awarded the Grand Prize Golf Trophy and Organizing Committee members were recognized.

The committee would like to thank all that contributed to the great success of our 50th Reunion. Either with ideas, actions or attendance, it all made for a great weekend.

Sadly many of our classmates are suffering and far too many have passed. We are grateful for those who were able to attend this year and miss all who were unable to attend. We offer prayers to all.

Watch for any updates that may be added (pictures, storie, etc.). We are hoping to do an annual Moon Tunes gathering so watch for those updates. Keep in contact thru the web site.

Paul Pierce

Reunion committee members.

Joe Kotnour email:
Rose Servais (Tydrich) email:
Paul Pierce email:
Anita Pahl (Young) email:
Fred Funk email:
Julie Deflorian (Keitel) email:
Mary Sauer (Paul) email:
Dan Marcou

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