Leon "Lon" L. Barton

Hale, Michigan
February 13, 1938 - July 8, 2020

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home, 121 South Washington Street, Hale, Michigan 48739


6:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 2020

Obituary Notice

Leon “Lon” Leroy Barton age 82, of Hale, passed away peacefully at home on July 8, 2020 with his family by his side.

He is survived by his loving wife; Maxine M. (Frick). Loving children; Danny (Angie) Barton of Flat Rock, Sally Reichow of Wyandotte and Timmy (Michelle) Barton of Hartland. Step-Childlren; Noreen (Ron) Flood of Standish, David (Cheryl) Berry, Jr. of Standish, Buddy (Pam) Berry of Yuma, AZ, Cricket (Jeff) Sexton of Twining, Lloyd (Lynn) Berry of Sterling, Darlene (Jerry) Alexander of Auburn and Michelle (jeff) Norton of Twining. 28 Grandchildren, 42 Great Grandchildren and brother; Jerry Barton of Georgia also survive.

Mr. Barton was preceded in death by his parents; Earl and Elizabeth (Aubuchan) Barton and his son’s; Lonny Barton and Ronnie Berry.

Lon worked as a truck driver for 55 years and loved his work. He enjoyed camping, welding with his dog; Sarge (his “welding partner”), fishing, frequent visits to Frankenmuth, gardening and he took great pride in caring for his beautiful flowerbeds. He was proud of his horses as he took them to weekend competitions and savored sharing his passion for horses with his grandchildren and cherished time spent with family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the Buresh Funeral Home (121 S. Washington Street, Hale, Michigan, 48739) with a service being held at 6:00 PM with Deacon Dan Schwenke officiating.

A graveside committal service will be held at 1:00 PM Monday, July 13, 2020 at Michigan Memorial Park Cemetery in Flat Rock, Michigan where Lon will be laid to rest.

Per the Governor's Executive Order effective July 10, 2020, all family and guests at the funeral home and cemetery must wear a facial mask.


Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Michigan


Jim& I are newbies to the RV world. We were blessed to have Maxine & Lon for our neighbors. Lon had a few chuckles when we did something foolish but always shared his help. He loved our two shepherds & they loved him. We will miss his kind soul.
— Colleen & Jim Allen

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