Bartels, Richard P.
Richard P. “Rich” Bartels, 76, of 614 North Fraley Street, Kane, formerly of School Street in East Kane, died Monday afternoon, August 11, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born December 10, 1937 in Dravosburg, he was the son of Paul A. and Bernice M. Forsythe Bartels. On March 18, 1960 in Fort Payne, Ala., he married Jean A. Lamb, who survives.
Rich was a road supervisor for Hamilton Twp. for several years, and later was, among other things, a mechanic for Wetmore Twp. for fourteen years, both near Kane.
He was a member of the Ludlow Sportsman’s Club, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed photography.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Brigitt Marie Markert of Rassellas; a son, Randy P. (Jen) Bartels of Americus, Ga.; a sister, Karen Cartier of Shanksville; four grandchildren, Nathan Koza, Devan Bartels, Stefanie Cross and Bruce “Charlie” Dean, Jr.; and two great grandchildren, Austin Polaski and Audree Buchanan.
He was preceded in death, besides his parents, by a sister and two brothers.
The family will have a private visitation at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane.