Ernest "Ernie" Barton, age 95 of Packwaukee passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, December 23, 2014 at the Heritage House in Portage. Ernie was born in the town of Moundville, Marquette County to Roy and Clara (Bell) Barton on October 3, 1919. After completing eighth grade in rural Marquette County, he entered the CC Camp. At age 18, he rode the rails to Washington State and worked in the wheat fields until he was called to serve his country. Ernie served during World War II as a member of the United States Army fighting in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater earning many medals. He returned from service in October of 1945 and married Evelyn Krinkey on December 12th of that same year. Ernie was a union carpenter; serving as President of District Union Counsel as well as the President of the Local 314 Carpenter's Union. He was raised to Master Mason status on December 5, 1970. Ernie was member of the First Presbyterian Church of Packwaukee where he served as an elder and Sunday School Superintendent. He will be remembered for repairing all the bikes in area and teaching important lessons to the children. Ernie is survived by his wife of 69 years, Evelyn and two children: Ronda (Jerry) Decker of Wisconsin Dells and Randy (Jeanie) of Packwaukee and two grandchildren: Mike Lietz and Becky (Chuck) Trimble as well as four great-grandchildren: Devin, Cole, Jenna and Joshua. He is also survived by three brothers: Lyle "Sarge", Donald (Carol) and Lawrence (Dorothy) as well as sisters-in-law: Edith, Lila, Helen and Annabel. Ernie is further survived by nieces, nephews and many friends. Ernie is preceded in death by his parents, son, Ronald, four sisters: Clara, Francis, Lola and Lila as well as four brothers: Roy, Russell, Harold and Robert. He is also preceded in death by several sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law. In accordance with Ernie's wishes, private family services will be held at a later date. He will be inurned at Oak Hill Cemetery, town of Packwaukee.