Harold Bartelt, 91, of Medford, passed away on Jan. 31, 2020 at Aspirus Care and Rehab. A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor Kenneth Bittorf officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will take place at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Harold was born on Feb. 15, 1928 to George and Bertha (Klein) Bartelt in the township of Goodrich. He served in the Army Air Force from 1946-1947 and was stationed in the Philippines as a right gunner on a B-17. After his service he worked at the Medford Creamery, where he met his wife, Frances Kauss. They were married on May 22, 1948 and she preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 2013. Harold worked construction most of his life. He worked for Kelly and Baumann Trenching, Mueller pipelines and Michel’s Pipeline before starting Bartelt Trucking. He owned and operated Bartelt Trucking until his retirement.
Harold is survived by his six children, Terry (Barbara) Bartelt of Oak Creek, Harold (Jayne) Bartelt of Longview, Wash., Edward Bartelt of Cape Coral, Fla., Ronald (Sue) Bartelt of Muskego, Karen (Andy) Prado of West Allis and Jeff Bartelt of Medford; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Harold is further survived by his brothers, Kenneth (Doris) Bartelt of Medford and Bernie (Bernice) Bartelt of New Berlin; sister-in-law, Elaine Bartelt of Medford; and many other family and friends.
In addition to his wife and parents, Harold was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Laura Bartelt; sisters, Ethel Klimeck, Darlene Gordon and in infancy, Phyllis; brothers, Melvin (Mary) Bartelt and Donald Bartelt; and brothers-in-law, John Klimeck and Ron Gordon.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Harold’s name may be given to St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice. com.
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