Barber County Kansas

The Gyp Hill Premiere, December 11, 2006.

Robert "Bob" D. Garten

Robert "Bob" D. Garten, age 83, died Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital, Medicine Lodge.

He was born December 27, 1922 at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, the son of Franklin "Frank" Garten and Arvilla (Farley) Garten. A lifetime resident of Medicine Lodge, he was a farmer/stockman. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Medicine Lodge, Veteran of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Barber County Cattleman’s Association, Medicine Lodge Saddle Club, all in Medicine Lodge, and was past president of Farm Bureau Board.

On May 2, 1948, he married Donna Baier at Medicine Lodge. She survives. Other survivors include a son Steve and his wife Bev, Medicine Lodge, and a daughter Cathy and husband Clay Axline, Medicine Lodge, 7 grandchildren, Michael Axline, Justin Garten, Matthew Garten, Julie Brown, Mike Brown, Greg Axline, and Josh Axline and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill and Harold Garten.

Funeral service was held on Saturday, December 9, 2006, at United Methodist Church, Medicine Lodge, with Pastor Frank DeFisher officating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, with military honors provided by Fort Riley Color Guard.

Memorials may be sent to Barber County Veterans Memorial in care of the funeral home. Personal condolences may be left for the family at

Also see:

Arvilla Anna (Farley) Garten, mother of Robert D. Garten.

Bill F. Garten, brother of Robert D. Garten.

Harold Herbert Garten, brother of Robert D. Garten.

Franklin J. "Frank" Garten, father of Robert D. Garten.

Forrest City/Garten Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas, burial place of Franklin James "Frank" Garten's parents and some of his siblings.

Photographs: Barber County Men & Women With The Armed Forces, WWII, The Barber County Index, 24 Aug 1944 - 28 Dec 1944.

Thanks to Kevin Noland, publisher of The Gyp Hill Premiere, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, for permission to republish the above obituary from his newspaper.

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