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AGE: 82


ADDRESS: Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford; A former Town of Greenwood resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 8:45 PM Thursday, April 17 at Memorial Nursing & Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 14 months


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 22 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood


OFFICIATING: Rev. Joseph Dietrich


INTERMENT: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Town of Greenwood


VISITATION: 4-7 PM Monday, April 21 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford and from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Tuesday, April 22 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: August 30, 1931 at the Town of Greenwood, Taylor County


EDUCATION: Buddy Elementary School, Town of Greenwood


MARRIAGE: October 11, 1952 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Medford to Elaine A. Frahmann and she survives


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Greenwood all his life until retirement in 1997. While farming, he also worked as a truck driver for the Eggert Company, worked at the Medford Co-op Creamery, owned/operated school busses for the Rib Lake School District, sold & installed Berg barn equipment and owned/operated a gravel & excavating business. He also served as Supervisor & Chairman for the Township of Greenwood. He enjoyed playing cards, camping and spending time with family & friends.


MEMBER OF: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Town of Greenwood where he also served on the cemetery board and was President & Treasurer on the church council for periods of time.


SURVIVING SPOUSE: Elaine A. Bartelt of Medford


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Beverly (Duane) Brahmer of Medford, Kathy (Randy) Dassow of Rib Lake, Linda (David) Zettler of Athens, David “Okey” (Linda) Bartelt of Medford, Donald “Chip” (Jeanine) Bartelt of Medford


CHILDREN DECEASED: Son - Loren Bartelt in February of 1971




SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Melvin Bartelt of Sussex, Harold Bartelt of Medford, Kenneth (Doris) Bartelt of Rib Lake, Bernard (Bernice) Bartelt of New Berlin, Darlene Gordon of Abbotsford
Brother-in-law: John Klimeck of Medford


BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Ethel Klimeck & Phyllis Bartelt in infancy
Sisters-in-law: Mary & Francis Bartelt




DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha (Klein) Bartelt


PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Kurt & Derek Brahmer, Justin & Jason Dassow, Travis Zettler, Michael, Dustin, Devin & Damin Bartelt


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