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Richard Bartels

March 11, 1932 — April 26, 2022

Richard Bartels, 90, Marysville, died Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Community Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, April 29 at Kinsley Mortuary. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at Immanuel State Line Lutheran Church. Pallbearers are Eric Yaussi, Shawn Yaussi, Jason Obermeyer, Desiree´ McCardle, Nathan Obermeyer, Melanie Nemechek, Bridger Yaussi and Ethan Yaussi. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Richard was born on March 11, 1932 at rural Herkimer to Henry and Elsie (Remmers) Bartels. He attended Green Valley Country School #96, graduating 8th grade. Richard attended Stateline Lutheran Church his entire life. He contributed to the church with his physical abilities and financially. He made sure his children attended church, Sunday school and vacation bible school. Richard was pleased when his grandchildren and great grandchildren were baptized, confirmed and attended church. When he was able, he attended church every Sunday. When he couldn’t attend, he would listen to four different church services on the radio. Richard said his prayers, at mealtimes, in the mornings and evenings before going to bed. He loved reading the Bible and devotionals. As he always said, “Me and the Lord – we’re good!” Richard had a dairy farm north of Herkimer and south of Frankfort, as well as a dog kennel south of Oketo. He enjoyed gardening, especially when that first juicy ripe red tomato was ready to pick. He would look at seed catalogs and would always order too many plants. He loved flowers, especially the ones that attracted bees and hummingbirds. Richard would call people on their birthday. He loved celebrating all events and holidays with his family. He kept a calendar with all the birthday’s and would transfer them to a new calendar every year. He married Jerllean Eggert on April 1, 1951 at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Wymore, NE. They later divorced. He married Martha Bass on January 27, 1980 at Stateline Lutheran Church. She died June 5, 2017. Also preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Lavern and Arthur; and sisters, Viola, Minnie and Juanita. Survivors include children, Margaret (Kenneth) Hodd, Frederick, CO, Audrey Yaussi (Larry Stohs), Herkimer, Carol (Mark) Obermeyer, Waterville, and Richard (Amanda) Bartels, Wilber, NE; sister, Dorothy Erdmann, Wymore; brother, Ivan (Sharon) Bartels, Marysville; and ten grandchildren, Lorae (Sean) Jenson, Eric (Toni) Yaussi, Brian (Angie) Hodd, Jason (Jenn) Obermeyer, Shawn Yaussi, Nathan (Dana) Obermeyer, Brandi (Hector) Michel, Melanie (Darren) Nemechek, Richard (Kaylee) Bartels and Desiree´ (Dusty) McCardle and twenty-one great grandchildren, Bridger Yaussi, Ethan Yaussi, Jessa Yaussi, Laney Yaussi, Aiden Nemechek, Dalton Obermeyer, Hudson Nemechek, Travis Obermeyer, Mayson Obermeyer, Cambree Obermeyer, Arionna McCardle, Lucas Obermeyer, Osric Nemechek, Noah Michel, Hannah Michel, Brynn Yaussi, Harper Bartels, Melina Hodd, Callahan Nemechek, Declan Hodd and Alexander Bartels. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Immanuel State Line Lutheran Church. Contributions may be sent in care of Kinsley Mortuary. Video of Funeral for Richard Bartels To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard Bartels, please visit our flower store.


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