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William "Bill" N.
William "Bill" N. Bartja, 52, of Ottawa Lake, MI, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born May 13, 1961, in Cleveland, OH, he was the son of William N. and Corrine M. (Seedhouse) Bartja. A 1979 graduate of Start High School, he married Denise M. Cappelletty on August 4, 1984. Bill was employed as body shop manager for Grogan's Towne for over 30 years, retiring this past February. He proudly supported Special Olympics and the Challenger Baseball League. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Denise; children, Billy (Myranda) Bartja of Lambertville, MI, Elizabeth and Benjamin Bartja, both of Ottawa Lake, MI; mother, Corrine Bartja of Sylvania, OH; granddaughter, Bella Bartja of Ottawa Lake, MI; brothers, Robert Bartja of Ottawa Lake, MI, Bruce Bartja of Sylvania, OH and Brad (Joan) Bartja of Toledo, OH. He was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday at the Michael W. Pawlak Funeral Home, 1640 Smith Rd. (at Jackman) Temperance, MI. Mass of Christian Burial will be at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 8330 Lewis Ave., Temperance, MI on Saturday, where he will lie in state after 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Whiteford Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Challenger's Baseball League.
Michael W Pawlak Funeral Home Llc
1640 Smith Rd Temperance, MI 48182
Published in Toledo Blade on June 21, 2013