Obituary: Frederick Bartels


Frederick W. Bartels, 84, Bettendorf, formerly of Bryant, passed away at Unity Point-Trinity Hospital, Bettendorf, on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Cremation rites have been accorded by Carson & Son Funeral Home, Maquoketa. A memorial gathering will be held Friday, June 24, from 5-8 p.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church, Goose Lake. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 25, at 10:30 a.m., also at Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial will take place at Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, at a later date.

Frederick William Bartels was born Oct. 7, 1937, to Fritz H.C. Bartels and Viola A.S. (Busch) Bartels on the family farm, Bryant. He was a graduate of Elvira High School. He joined the Army in 1961, serving most of his time in Germany. He married Sylvia Kriebs on Sept. 22, 1960.

Farming was his life, also doing custom baling. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and woodworking.

He is survived by his son, Dean (Cindy) Bartels, Charlotte; daughters Sheryl (Dan) Moraetes, Bryant, and Christine Bartels, Clinton; grandchildren, Samuel and Abbigail Moraetes, Bryant; as well as special friend Shirley Perry, Bettendorf.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Earl, Donald and Harlan; and sisters Ellen (Bartels) Behrens and Fern (Bartels) Randall.

Memorials can be directed to the wishes of the family or Ascension Lutheran Church.


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