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William M. Bartels 1925-2010 BENNINGTON William M. Bartels, 84, a resident of Grandview Street in Bennington, passed away peacefully Sunday November 7, 2010 at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, surrounded by his family. William was born in Allentown, Pa., on November 23, 1925 the son of the late William H. and Flossie (Sechler) Bartels. William attended public schools in Allentown and graduated from Penn State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army where he achieved the rank of PFC and served as a medic. William started his career in sales management with Time Magazine and then for Scott Paper Company and Excelsior Printing and was the National Sales Manager for Anken Chemical and Film based in Williamstown for many years. William also owned and operated Wagon Wheel Woolens with his partner Paul Koninis on North Street in Bennington. He enjoyed fishing, was an avid sports car enthusiast and history buff and was very proud of his alma mater Penn State University where he was an alumnus and benefactor. William is survived by his wife, the former Nancy A. Bachman of Bennington, who he married on September 16, 1950 in Allentown, Pa., his son Thomas Bartels of Scarborough, Maine and his grandson Andrew J. Bartels, II of Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by his son Andrew J. Bartels who passed away in 1967. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for William will be held Friday November 12, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Shaftsbury. There are no visiting hours. Interment will be private. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont.

Published in Bennington Banner from Nov. 8 to Nov. 9, 2010
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