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Fred Bartel

January 12, 2023
Fred Bartel, 84, of Olathe, KS, passed away on January 12th after a valiant battle with lymphoma.
Fred was born on August 30th, 1938 to Ernest and Edna Bartel in Turpin, Oklahoma. After graduating from Turpin High School in 1956, he went on to graduate from Wichita Business College.
In 1970, he met Suzanne (Watson) Bartel, and they wed in 1972, going on to have two children, Melody and Mark. Fred and his family were blessed to live in multiple Kansas communities including Newton, Dodge City, Wichita and Olathe, as well as a 3 year stay in Brussels, Belgium.
Fred is predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Edna. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Bartel; his sister Betty and her husband Bob Frahm of Wichita, KS; his brother Dean and wife Lila Bartel of Eugene, OR; his two children, daughter Melody and her husband Bryan Cole of Lenexa, KS; son Mark and his wife Sarah Bartel of Garden City, KS; and his 2 grandchildren, Madelyn and Breanna Cole; his dog Lily; multiple wonderful nieces and nephews as well as 4 grand-dogs.
Visitation will be held at Grace Hill Mennonite Church in Whitewater, KS on Tuesday 1/17 from 9-11am with services following after.
In honor of Fred and his love of relaxed work attire – attendees are free to wear jeans and a comfortable shirt/sweater.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to the Lymphoma & Leukemia society to help further cancer research.

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12 thoughts on “Fred Bartel

  1. Sue and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing, yet his illness was not easy to bear. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
    Jim and Marie Coffin

  2. We love you deeply and are praying for closeness of God to you in this time. Holly & Jadon Brenda, granddaughter of Dean & Lila Bartel, daughter of Jeanne & Vaughn Ortloff.

  3. We are so sorry to learn of Fred’s passing. May God comfort all of you. Fred is free now and we will see him again, our hope in Christ Jesus. Our prayers and love to you. Tim and Mela Dee Cain

  4. So sad to hear of our good friends passing.We will miss him. Praying for comfort and peace for Sue and her children.

  5. Mark and Sarah- so sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. What a great pair he and Sue made. We really enjoyed talking with them. Love and prayers to you.
    Jim & Kathy (Runquist) Sammons.

  6. So sorry for your loss…Fred was such a great man! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️ and hugs!
    Todd and Jill Dewell

  7. Sue and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May you be blessed with the comfort God provides. You will be in my prayers.

  8. Our deepest condolences to Sue and the family in the loss of Fred. May we all rest easy knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior. Although we only new you for a few years Fred, know that you have left an ever lasting friendship forever.❤️ Till we meet again.
    Your friends and neighbors,
    Arvin & Lela Barrett

  9. Dear Sue, Melody and Mark,
    Pat and I are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing Fred and being around him! He will be missed. I want to send a card but do not have an address.
    Sending hugs,
    Trudy and Pat Hobbs

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