William "Bill" Bartell

Born: Fri., Jun. 14, 1940
Died: Fri., Mar. 30, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Apr. 11, 2018
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Wed., Apr. 11, 2018
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran

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William “Bill” Bartell, 77, Mankato, died Friday, March 30, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System – Mankato.  Memorial services will be held at 11am, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church.  Interment will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.  

Bill was born June 14, 1940 to Perry and Violet (Hagerman) Bartell in Mankato.  He served in the United States Navy for 8 years.  Bill was united in marriage to Nancy on May 25, 1968 in Mankato.  He worked as an ironworker.  In his free time he enjoyed trap shooting, fishing, motorcycles, hill climbing, and street rods.  

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Bartell of Mankato; sons, Brett (Amber) Bartell of Cleveland and Jason Bartell of Apple Valley; daughter, Laurie (Gene) Bentdahl of Mankato; grandchildren, Mike (Jill) Bentdahl, Madi Bentdahl, and Leah, Jocelyn, and Bode Bartell; and nephew, Matt (Amy) Bartell and their children, Adam and Julia.  

William is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Linda Marengo.  

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Mary Bauer
   Posted Mon April 02, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. Keep faith in your heart that he is out of pain and at peace with Jesus now.

Michelle Van Eaton
   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
Dear Bartell Family,
Realizing that I have known Uncle Bill for more than 50 years, it seems a long time and yet I can remember him from my childhood, like it was yesterday. I remember him through my teenage years, as a young adult and now as a middle aged woman. Foremost, I have always felt that Bill was part of my immediate family, and in my recollection of him I always see him as a "searcher". Trying new things and exciting things were always of appeal to Bill. Now he has moved on to the greatest adventure of them all. Now he is surrounded by the eternal light and love of God, and he is with some of his best pals who have gone on before him. Wishing God's blessings and peace to all of the Bartells, especially Uncle Bill.

   Posted Wed April 04, 2018
Sorry for your loss. May all your great memories bring you peace.

Janet Goettlicher Gaul
   Posted Thu April 05, 2018
Dear family of Bill Bartell

The Lord says "I am the giver of Eternal Life, Whomever believes in me shall never perish; but, shall have Eternal Life." I shall truly miss "Will Brown". He was very dear to me and always called me "Janet". Coming from Bill always amused me as I truly prefer "Jan". Fly high dear friend and brother. Your family of wife, children and grandchildren are so dear to me. As always, God's Peace! Janet!

connie hovey
   Posted Sat April 07, 2018
with deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.. I was fortunate enough to get to know Bill.. aka wild man Bill..I would call him ... through Champion Auto. We so enjoyed when he would come in to work... His favorite part of the job., or maybe it was our favorite ..was training the "new guy"..." hey new guy.he would yell down the aisle.... and .we would all bust out laughing... He .sounded a little gruff and a little tough, but there was a heart of gold under that big guys leather vest. Bill always spoke so highly and lovingly of his beloved wife , whom he cherished and his family... they were the most important part of his life. He loved his cars and bikes, and his friends... how lucky we are to have had him in our life... You are missed but not forgotten ...Godspeed..

Gary R. Goettlicher
   Posted Sun April 08, 2018
Bill Bartell was one of God's Soldiers who would go out of His way to help His fellow Man...His Love for His Family was His strength as a person...His greatest Love, was His wife Nancy, a lovely Lady, Mother, and Grandmother....He was very proud of His children! Amen

Deanna Rodina
   Posted Thu April 12, 2018
Nancy, So sorry to hear of Bills passing. You will remember me as Deanna Polchow, I was married to Harvey. Its been a long time and so many good memories.

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