Nick Brian Barthel, 53, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, May 5, 2014 at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital.
Nick was born on July 20, 1960 in Chicago, IL to parents James Milton and Joyce Anne (Murawski) Barthel. The family moved to Worland, WY where he graduated from Worland High School in 1979. He married Barbara Alice Bell on April 14, 2006.
Nick was a Long Haul Trucker and loved the quiet drives in the night. He loved the mountains and mother nature from the many places he had traveled. He enjoyed fishing, driving his Quad through mud, hunting, fixing guns and being a handyman. He was a kind, gentle, quiet man that went out of his way to help others.
Nick was preceded in death by his grandparents; Gene and Maria Murawski, and Ray and Gladys Barthel, his dad, James, long time companion , Barbara Parker, sister, Joyce, uncle, Eugene Murawski, and cousins; Ray Richard Barthel and Nichole Murawski. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, mother, Joyce, brothers; James (Karin) Barthel, and Paul Barthel, aunts and uncles; Veronica Slager, Marcella Lipinski, Gee Gee (Dick) Kostal, Ralph (Sluggo) Murawski, Mike (Pam) Murawski, Sue Murawski, inlaws, David and Myrna Bell, and numerous cousins.
A Celebration of Life for Nick will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Phil Wold officiating. Inurnment will be in the Trinity Lutheran Columbarium.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
This obituary was originally published in The Sheridan Press (Sheridan, WY).