Lloyd Bartels, 81
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A Funeral Service for Lloyd Bartels of Mountain Home, Arkansas, will be 11:00 am, Friday, December 20, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Reverend David Kapler officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Kirby and Family Funeral Home.
Lloyd passed away December 14, 2013, in North Richland Hills, Texas, at the age of 81. He was born July 13, 1932, in Tripp, South Dakota, the son of Emmett and Dorothy Ahntholz Bartels. He married Donna Nowack on June 12, 1955, at Culver City, California. Together, Lloyd and Dorothy owned and operated the Oakland Marina at Oakland, Arkansas for 20 years before moving to Mountain Home. Lloyd was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of the VFW, American Legion and The Air Force Association. He enjoyed his family, fishing and faithful service as a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Lloyd is survived by his daughter, Brenda (Jim) Abbatiello of Kerrville, TX; two sons, Bryan (Angie) Bartels of Papillion, NE and Brad (Lisa) Bartels of Keller, TX; six grandchildren, Jimmy Abbatiello, Joy Bartels, Jon Bartels, Joel Bartels, Cassidy Bartels, Garrett Bartels, a sister, Sharon Richards of Tustin, CA; two nieces, Christa (Rich) Harley and Rachel (Jerry) Bolin and two nephews, Ron and Glen Nowack.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and a sister, Marilynn Bartels.
Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery, Mountain Home, Arkansas.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.
Published in Baxter Bulletin from Dec. 18 to Dec. 20, 2013