Robert Frank Barta

Robert Frank Barta

Robert Frank Barta

Cedar Rapids

Robert Frank Barta, 98, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Burial to follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted.

Robert was born Feb. 15, 1924, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Frank and Winifred (Vondra) Barta. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Robert was united in marriage to Marcella Svoboda on Nov. 21, 1946, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Robert was literally born on the farm and spent his entire life working the Century Farm alongside his father, and his wife Marcella. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, driving cars, farming and, most of all, spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren.

Robert is survived by his wife, Marcella; three children, Shirlee Barta Nelson, Katherine (Wilfred) Carew and Bob (Kathy) Barta, all of Cedar Rapids; seven grandchildren, Erin (Damon) Strickland, Nicholas (Joalene) Carew, Ryan (Emily) Morrissey, Sean Morrissey, Kyle (Jamie) Morrissey, Joshua (Abbie) Barta and Kara (David) Gruber; 22 great-grandchildren; four nieces, Betty, Anita, Jeanne and Arlene; and a nephew, Ken.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Emil (Marian) Barta, and son-in-law, Brian Nelson.

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