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Bernice Auguste Betha Ahrens Bartels
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1911
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 2011
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA

Deshler Rustler April 20, 2011
Bernice Bartels Obituary
Bernice Augusta Bertha Bartels, the daughter of John and Mathilde (Schoenfeld) Ahrens, was born on July 13, 1911, on a farm in rural Thayer County, Nebraska. She was one of seven children born to her parents. She passed away on April 10, 2011, at Thayer County Health Services, in Hebron, Nebraska a the age of 99 years, 8 months, and 27 days.
Bernie was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler. She attended rural schools in Hebron and Deshler through the eighth grade.
Bernie was married to Edwin Denzin. A few years later on April 25, 1936, Ed was killed in an automobile accident. She was united in marriage to Wilbert Bartels at Peace Lutheran CHurch in Deshler on December 22, 1937, by Rev. Fred Schwerin. Together they made their home in Deshler where they both were employed at the Deshler Broom Factory until their retirement. Together they enjoyed traveling and going for drives in the evenings. They had been married 66 years.
Bernie was a member of Peace Lutheran Church and the WELCA. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Deshler. She enjoyed quilting and embroidering, playing dominoes and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin in 1936 and Wilbert on January 21, 2004; four brothers, Milton Ahrens, Everett Ahrens, Alfred Ahrens, and Elden Ahrens; and one sister, Vera Deal. She is survived by her sister, Buelah Marie Waggener of Hebron, NE; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler, Nebraska with Rev. Phillip Nielsen officiating. Music was "What a Friend We Have In Jesus" and "Children Of the Heavenly Father" with Howard Pohlmann as soloist and Heidi Isernhagen as organist.
Pallbearers were Ray Wharton, Daniel McFarland, Brian Isernhagen, Don Stelling, and Larry Hiller.
Interment was in the Deshler City Cemetery at Deshler, Nebraska.
Memorials have been established to Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler.
Ahrendts Funeral Home of Deshler, Nebraska was in charge of the arrangements. 
Family links: 
  Wilbert Olan Bartels (1915 - 2004)
Deshler City Cemetery
Thayer County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 77, Lot 1
Created by: Becky Martin
Record added: Oct 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99925579
Bernice Auguste Betha <i>Ahrens</i> Bartels
Added by: Marilyn Sanner Keim
Bernice Auguste Betha <i>Ahrens</i> Bartels
Added by: Becky Martin
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