Ben Barta, 75

Ben T. Barta, 75, of Montgomery, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Faribault.

Born October 6, 1934, in Wheatland Township, Rice County, Ben was a son of Ben A. and Anna (Schoenbauer) Barta. He attended country school and the Lonsdale Catholic School and received his GED in 1957. He married Shirley Meger on April 30, 1957, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Le Center. He served in the U.S. Army and farmed until 1990, later working in real estate and having his own musical group, the well-known Ben Barta Band.

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