Earl J. Bartels, 91, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away at The Alverno on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
A celebration of Earl's life will be held at 11:30 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. A memorial gathering will be held starting at 10 A.M. prior to the funeral service. Burial will take place at Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa at a later date.
Earl Johannes Bartels was born April 14, 1926 to Johannes H. and Viola A.S. (Busch) Bartels on a farm near Baldwin, Iowa. He was a graduate of Elvira High School. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He worked as a farm laborer for 60 years. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.
He is survived by brothers, Donald (Sandi) of Clinton, IA, and Frederick of Bryant, IA; sister, Ellen Behrens of Ft. Calhoun, NE; and several nieces and nephews as well as special friends, Donald and Roberta Schwartz of Clinton, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Fritz H.C. Bartels, a brother Harlan J. Bartels, and a sister Fern V. (Bartels) Randall.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the wishes of the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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Condolences to the Bartels family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
I remember Earl's smile and friendliness at our Busch reunions. Sorry to hear of his passing.
Ed & I both enjoyed visiting with Earl when he came to our office! He always had a smile.
Ed & Linda Duesing
We had many things in common - farming, cattle and little kids. I enjoyed our time together. He will be missed!
Gary & Donna Dykstra
I so enjoyed my visits with Earl at Prairie Hills. I loved his smile and sense of humor. I'm so glad I got to know him these last few years - I will sure miss him. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend his funeral :-( Eileen Carlson from Elvira Lutheran Church
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