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David Lee Bartelt (1923 - 2013)

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Bartelt, David Lee

David Lee Bartelt, 89, Green Bay, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013. David was born June 20, 1923, to George and Loretta Anne (Johnson) Bartelt in Gillett.

David was a Purple Heart veteran of WWII having served with the Army Corps of Engineers, and was wounded at Omaha Beach in 1944.

On October 27, 1945, David married Norma Jabes. They lived mainly in the West Allis area, where David was an accountant for the City of West Allis for 24 years, retiring in 1984. After retiring, they moved to Arkansas where they had family and friends. Norma preceded him in death in 2001. On July 23, 2005, David married Pearl Rekitzke at Hope Lutheran Church in Cecil. In January, 2009, they purchased a home in Green Bay. David was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was also a member of American Legion Post 11, and Disabled Veterans of America from Shawano.

He is survived by his loving wife, Pearl; two brothers, Lon (Carole) Bartelt, Pulaski; Gary (Doris) Bartelt, Hondo, TX; one sister, Yolande Schleicher, Green Bay; stepdaughter, Cheryl (Wayne) Schick; stepson, Michael (Cathy) Rekitzke; three step-grandsons; four step-great-grandchildren; and many loving, caring nieces and nephews. David shared a special bond with his niece, Karen Bartelt.

David was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Norma Bartelt.

Friends may call at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 S. Oneida St., from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013. The Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Paul Pett officiating. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.

A memorial fund has been established to benefit Redeemer Lutheran Church.

David's family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Grancare Nursing Center and Dr. Warren for their loving care of David and his family.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Jan. 31, 2013
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