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Harlan H. Bartel
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Birth: Feb. 21, 1937
McLeod County
Minnesota, USA
Death: May 14, 2009
Aitkin County
Minnesota, USA

Harlan H. Bartel (KA0 VGO), 72, Aitkin, died May 14, 2009, at his home near Aitkin.

Harlan was born Feb. 21, 1937, at Biscay, the son of Henry and Elsie (Oltmann) Bartel. He grew up and attended school near Crosslake. He then helped with the family resort, worked as a fishing guide and logged. He later went to the Twin Cities and worked for the Scott Atwater Company. He was a jack-of-all-trades, having worked many jobs over the years. He married Sandra L. Ward on July 16, 1964, at Garrison. They have lived in the Aitkin area since. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Aitkin; the Ham Operators Club in Brainerd; and the Isaac Walton League. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his younger days, he raced cars, snowmobiles, motorcycles and go-carts.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Bartel, Aitkin; children and their spouses, James (Kathy Crump) Bartel, Aitkin; Jane and Terry Lenzen, Aitkin; Keith and Teresa Bartel, Beaver Bay; Gina and Mark Wold, Aitkin; and Chad Bartel, Ironton; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Verda Girgen, Polk City, Fla., and Helen Kilian, Crosslake. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held Mon., May 18, at 11 a.m. from St. John's Lutheran Church in Aitkin with the Rev. David Becker officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Monday. Burial will be at a later date in the Bennettville Cemetery.

Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin.
Family links: 
  Henry F Bartel (1903 - 1987)
  Elsie E Bartel (1903 - 1967)
Bennettville Cemetery
Aitkin County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: DaveVang
Record added: May 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37269855
Harlan H. Bartel
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