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Alta L. Barone
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Atla L. Barone, “Lucky”, age 79, of Flint, Michigan, passed away at her daughter’s home in Burnsville, Minnesota on April 25, 2017 following a long battle with breast cancer. Alta died peacefully with her family by her side.
Alta was born in Delaware, Ohio on January 19, 1938. She was the daughter of Garland Ray Terry and Della Alta Terry (Hobbs). Alta graduated from Columbia High School, in Tiffin, Ohio in 1956. Alta met her husband, Carl J. Barone, in Tiffin while Carl attended Heidelberg College and Alta worked as a clerk at the local A&P grocery store. The couple was married on November 23, 1957. They would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this November. Carl and Alta relocated from Tiffin, Ohio to Flint, Michigan where Carl was a school teacher and football coach for Flint Schools and Alta was an executive secretary at General Motors.
Alta worked as an executive secretary until she gave birth to her oldest daughter. At that time, her career path changed from executive secretary to stay at home mother extraordinaire. Alta enjoyed oil painting, cross country skiing, crafts, decorating, cooking, baking and cleaning, but most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and numerous friends and family. Carl and Alta spent many winters in New Port Richey, Florida where they developed lasting friendships in their retirement community of Hacienda Village.
Alta was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend always putting others before herself. She touched many lives with her generous and loving heart. Alta would do anything for anyone in need. Her infectious laugh and sunny disposition could brighten any room and her sense of humor and quick wit could even make an old sailor blush.
Alta is survived by her husband, Carl Joseph Barone; children, Elizabeth Barone Price (Tom) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Michael Barone (Angie) of Owosso, Michigan, Michelle “Shelly” Barone Osterbauer (Joe) of Burnsville, Minnesota and Joe Barone of Plymouth, Michigan; grandchildren, Tommy and Michael Price, Brooke, and Brittany Barone, Emily, Rachel, Joey and Anna Osterbauer, Olivia and Isabelle Barone. Alta is also survived by lifelong friends, Jackie Culnon and Joan Thorne and her dear friend, Ruth Livingston, who was her partner in crime in New Port Richey, Florida.
Alta is preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Alta’s funeral service will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at McNearney-Schmidt Funeral and Cremation located at 1220 3rd Avenue East, Shakopee, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 1:30-2 PM. A prayer service will be held at 2 PM followed by a 3 PM burial at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery located at 13203 Judicial Road, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337. A reception for family and friends of Alta Barone will be held at the residence of Shelly and Joe Osterbauer immediately following the burial.
Additional services will be held in Michigan. On Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 1:00-5:00 PM, a Memorial Celebration in honor of Alta Barone's life will be held at Holiday Inn - Hill Road, 5353 Gateway Centre, Flint, Michigan 48507.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Research, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905. OR
The "Lucky Barone" Scholarship Fund, offering financial assistance to a college bound student currently attending Grand Blanc Community High School, C/O: 15520 Logarto Lane, Burnsville, MN 55306.
The family of Alta Barone would like to extend a special thank you to the breast cancer care team at Mayo Clinic, especially Dr. Wayne Ormsby and Dr. Jeremy Larsen, who were Alta's first treating physicians that spent countless hours encouraging and comforting Alta and the entire Barone family. They offered hope in the face of great adversity. The family would also like to thank the oncology staff at Mayo Clinic - Methodist Hospital and the oncology staff at Fairview Southdale Hospital who were kind and caring, and treated Alta with dignity and respect throughout her numerous hospital stays.

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1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379





2:00 PM
McNearney - Schmidt Funeral and Cremation

1220 3rd Avenue East
Shakopee, MN 55379

Presiding will be the Reverend Michael Tix. Pallbearers are her grandsons, Tommy Price, Michael Price, and Joey Osterbauer; son-in-law, Joe Osterbauer; family friends, Kyle Colbert, Vince Price, and Franz Metzger.

Cemetery Details


St. John the Baptist Cemetery

13203 Judicial Road
Burnsville, MN 55337


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