Barbara Bartel, 1921-2014

Published 9:00 am Sunday, December 14, 2014

Funeral services for Barbara Bartel will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in LeRoy with the Rev. Marreddy Pothireddy officiating. Burial will take place in St. Patrick’s Catholic

Barbara Bartel

Barbara Bartel

Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday with a 4:30 p.m. rosary at Hindt Funeral Home in LeRoy and the visitation will continue an hour before the service at the church.

Barbara Bartel, 93, of LeRoy passed to her heavenly home Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

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Barbara Rosemarie Hulten was born Sept. 29, 1921, in Rockford, Ill., the beloved daughter of Ernest and Anna (Englund) Hulten. She was a high school graduate.

On June 9, 1945, Barb was united in marriage to Jim Bartel in Rockford. Barb, Jim, Kathi and Danny moved to LeRoy in 1963, where Barb lived until July 2013 when she moved to Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Barb worked at Martz Furniture for several years but her primary calling was as a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. She was always willing to help someone — taking folks to appointments, shopping, church and most anything that was asked of her. Her mother, Anna, made her home in Barb’s home in LeRoy for 20 years and they were an amazing pair.

Barb leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Kathi (Dave) Hanson, of Albert Lea; son, Danny (Rhonda Madetske) Bartel, of LeRoy; grandchildren Greg (Chelsea) Hanson of Albert Lea, Ryan (Jill) Hanson of Byron, Nikki Bartel of Glenville and Dylan (Sarah Segura) Bartel of Glenville; great-grandchildren Levi, Riley, Brooke, Trent, Tricia, Isabel and Indiana; sister, Phyllis Doherty, of Indianapolis; sister-in-law, Marlene (Bob) Mareth of Monett, Mo.; and many nieces, nephews and devoted special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ernest and Anna; beloved husband, Jim; and granddaughter, Stacey Hanson.

Rest in peace, Mom. Your family loves you.

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