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Agnes Schaaf Barth
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1921
Glen Ullin
Morton County
North Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 2008
Burleigh County
North Dakota, USA

Agnes Barth, 87, Mandan, passed to her heavenly home on Dec. 5, 2008, at the Waterford, Bismarck, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. CST Wednesday, Dec. 10, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with the Rev. Kenneth Phillips as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Pallbearers will be all the grandchildren.

Agnes was born June 26, 1921, in Morton County, the sixth of 11 children, to Michael Sr. and Magdalena (Messer) Schaaf. She was raised on the family farm, south of Glen Ullin, and educated in a one-room school house.

Agnes married John Barth Jr., on her 19th birthday, June 26, 1940, and together had five children, Alice, James, Jane, Hero and Mary. After their marriage, they moved to the old Schafer place near Fallon, where they began farming, their life-long livelihood. In 1944, they moved to the Fabian Babel farm, two miles north of St. Anthony, where they spent the rest of their lives raising their children and farming.
She was an honorary member of St. Anthony Christian Mothers, a life-long member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, a member of the Mandan Eagle's Auxiliary and the Whopper Fish Club, and a past member of the Willing Workers Homemakers Club and Capital Farmers Market.

Agnes enjoyed many good times camping, traveling to Rome, Hawaii and Alaska, the fishing trips to northern Canada, playing the slot machines at Prairie Knights Casino, bingo, cooking and sewing. She had a passion for gardening and was a founding member of the Mandan Farmers Market. Known as the "pumpkin lady," Agnes was proud for the large pumpkins and gourds she raised.

Her greatest love and passion was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a deep love for her church, was a kind and generous woman and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Agnes is survived by three daughters, Alice (Robert) Gangl, St. Anthony, Jane Grant (special friend Gregory Runge), Bismarck, and Mary (Steve) Himmelspach, Mandan; two sons, James (Betty), Cheyenne, Wyo., and Hero (Candace), Bismarck; 14 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; one brother, James (Marianne) Schaaf, Glen Ullin; two sisters, Elinor Schneider, Glen Ullin, and Jeanine (Ken) Simon, Waterloo, Iowa; one brother-in-law, Harry Barth, Spokane, Wash.; and three sisters-in-law, Tillie Ramelow, Spokane, Clara Schaaf, Glen Ullin, and Veronica Barth, Mandan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jr., in 1983; her parents, Michael Sr. and Magdalena Schaaf; three brothers, Matt, Mike Jr. and John; and four sisters, Betty, Ann, Cecilia and Orva.

Go to to sign the online guest book and view tribute flowers.

The Bismarck Tribune December 08, 2008
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  John Barth (1912 - 1983)
Saint Anthony Catholic Cemetery
Saint Anthony
Morton County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Brian Backes
Record added: Oct 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77419037
Agnes <i>Schaaf</i> Barth
Added by: Brian Backes
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