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John G Bartels
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1934
Lyman County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 2006
Fort Pierre
Stanley County
South Dakota, USA

John was third of five children--all boys--born to Henry George and Edith Vella Gould Bartels. His parents were long-time residents of South Dakota, his mother from Stanley County and his father had been Lyman county since around 1904. The area turned out to be fruitful for John also, when he found his wife, Donna Lofgren, and married her on October 3, 1953.
His obituary was found at the Feigum Van-Lith Funeral Home website (

John G. Bartels, 71, of Fort Pierre, died Thursday, June 1, 2006, Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls. Family will receive callers Monday June 5, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Feigum-VanLith Funeral Home, Pierre. Private family inurnment will occur on Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to Congregational United Church of Christ, Fort Pierre.

John G. Bartels was born June 26, 1934, the third son of Henry and Edith Bartels, and was raised on the family farm in Lyman County. The family moved to Fort Pierre in 1942 and after the 1952 flood, moved to Pierre. John was united in marriage with Donna Lofgren on October 3, 1953 and to this union two children were born Gary Gene and Diane Alane. Most of his adult years were spent driving truck and working on ranches in the area. He truly loved working with horses, whether it was a ranch horse or a race horse.

John is survived by his wife Donna of Fort Pierre, son Gary of Pierre, daughter Diane of Aberdeen, four grandchildren, four great-granddaughters, and three brothers Bob and his wife Rose of Sturgis, Larry and his wife Luella of Reliance, Ed and his wife Carole of Las Vegas, NV.

John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Rick.

His wife passed away on July 23, 2013 and is buried next to him.

Family links: 
  Henry George Bartels (1900 - 1957)
  Edith Vella Gould Bartels (1907 - 1972)
  Donna Lofgren Bartels (1934 - 2013)*
  John G Bartels (1934 - 2006)
  Richard C. Bartels (1944 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Scotty Philip Cemetery
Fort Pierre
Stanley County
South Dakota, USA
Maintained by: Ruth Ellen Bartels
Originally Created by: BlackHillsFam
Record added: Nov 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80496693
John G Bartels
Added by: Ruth Ellen Bartels
John G Bartels
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Added by: Darleen J. Chipman
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 Added: Jun. 2, 2007

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