Howard Barta died Friday, March 3, 2023, in Omaha.

Visitation is 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2023, at McKown Funeral Home.

Howard Barta was born April 2, 1963, in Lexington, Nebraska to Donald and Helen (Ropers) Barta. He grew up in Lexington where he graduated from high school in 1981. He moved to Columbus in 1993. He worked at Behlen Mfg. for 14 years and later at CMI for 10 years. He served as a mechanic in the National Guard Company B 195 Armor Division from 1980-1989. He enjoyed camping fishing and crocheting. He was enjoyed animals and loved feeding the birds.

Howard is survived by his siblings:
Gladys (Greg) Johnson of Columbus
Zelda (Dennis) Wood of Duncan
Roger Barta of Lexington
Glen Barta of Mt. Washington, KY
Along with his nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents.


David A. Deal, 58, of Vermillion, South Dakota, formerly of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota.
David was born on November 7, 1962, to Lyle “Bud” and Patricia “Pat” (Murdock) Deal. He received his primary education from Lexington Public Schools and graduated from Lexington High School, with the class of 1981.
Following graduation, David worked at Cornland Dressed Beef and Darr Pack while living in the Lexington area. He then moved to South Dakota, where he worked for many years at MASABA Mining Equipment.
Survivors include his daughter, Jaden (Andrew) Wineinger of Omaha; two sisters, Dayna Deal of Cozad and Dawn (Chris) Colacci of Exeter; two grandchildren, Ava and Adalynn Wineinger of Omaha; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.
A Memorial Book Signing will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
A Graveside Service will follow at Robb Cemetery, near Lexington with Reverend Eddie Mariel, officiating.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

Date Posted: 2009-03-26

Leroy Aaron Brown, 45, of Lakeland, Florida, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington, Nebraska with Reverend Todd Karges officiating.
Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2009, from 4-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be directed to: