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AGE: 86


ADDRESS: W2737 County Road M, Medford; Township of Greenwood Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 1:45 P.M. Tuesday, December 10 at the Golden living Center, Rib Lake where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years surrounded by her loving family and under the care of Aseracare Hospice.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 21 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake


OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich


INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rib Lake


VISITATION: 9:00 A.M. until time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, December 21 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Rib Lake


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: June 23, 1927 in Perkinstown


EDUCATION: 1945 Graduate of Medford High School


MARRIAGE: May 22, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Harold Bartelt, where they celebrated 65 years.


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Frances worked at the Creamery in Medford, met Harold and was married. She then was a homemaker and helped on the farm. In 1959, they then moved to the Milwaukee area where she worked at the Amron Corp. In June of 1973 they moved back to the Medford area where she was a housewife, worked at the Rib Lake shoe factory and Weathershield in the Millwork Dept. until her retirement in 1987. Frances was also the bookkeeper for her husband’s business. She loved to fish from morning to evening, baking cookies, especially for Christmas and reading the Bible.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Harold Bartelt of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Terry (Barbara) Bartelt of Oak Creek, Harold (Jayne) Bartelt of Longview, Washington, Edward (Laura) Bartelt of Cape Coral, Florida, Ronald (Sue) Bartelt of Muskego, Karen (Andy) Prado of West Allis and Jeffrey Bartelt of Medford




SURVIVING SISTER: Marcella Saltis of Longview, Washington


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: 7 Brothers: William, Ernest, Edwin, Leo, Harold, Herbert and John
4 Sisters: Marie, Elsie, Hulda and Louise




DECEASED MOTHER: Olga Kauss (Maiden name: Srietlow)


URNBEARERS: Honorary: Grandchildren: Tami, Shawn, Greg and Leslie
Active: Kevin


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Frances’s name to St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church N5868 County Road C Rib Lake, WI 54470 Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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