I remember seeing Lambert at my father Stan's funeral a few years ago and we very much appreciated that he and Mary were able to attend. I had an extended conversation with him that day that I will always remember.
I recall many times that our families got together and I really cherish those memories from Grand Haven and our cottage at Meyers Lake. I also remember vividly watching Timmy run high school track at the old Houseman field with my dad, who always was there cheering him on.
Uncle Lambert was my Dad's (Stan) younger brother. They were both part of a huge, amazing Polish family. We loved swinging by Lambert and Mary's home on our way to our cottage because of Mary's wonderful broad smile and cheer, and seeing our dad clown around with his brother. What they taught us will passed on to our children.
I worked with Lou for many years, he was a great guy. Ardy Highfield Teitsma
I have fond memories of your parents, they were always the most comforting people I knew. I always loved playing at your home on Kelsey St., you were our backdoor neighbors. Cherish the wonderful memories of your parents, you were a great family.
Marty (Maes) Wildman
I had the priveledge to help care for Mary and Lou Bartnick as a CNA working for Leaves Home Health Care and it was such a joy to be with them! They were the most loving couple together and so much fun to be with, I truly enjoyed both of them. Mary was a wonderful story teller and their devotion to one another was so wonderful to witness. It is so true that Lou was a pick me up with his telling us "I love you" so frequently and then saying to both Mary and me "you two girls are the most beautiful girls in the whole wide world" and say it so meaningfully it is no wonder that Mary always had a radiant smile on her face! I will miss them both dearly!!!