Bartel, Roy Deppe
Roy Deppe Bartel, 97, Oshkosh, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, Feb. 13, at Century Oaks. He was born Jan. 29, 1917, in the little town of Orihula, WI, to the late Herman Bartel and Anna Deppe Bartel.
Roy was married to Lillian Bartel on Jan. 22, 1944. She preceded him in death in 2008. Roy met Lillian while both were working for Miles Kimball. Roy and Lillian founded Advertising Letter Service in 1947 dba (ALS Printing). Roy continued to work every day until his illness in 2013. He was proud to have three generations as part of ALS Printing (Roy, son, Bruce, granddaughter, Heather Bartel Winscher). Working was one of Roy's lifes pleasures.
Roy's hobbies included traveling, fishing, boating, gardening, playing cards and occasional trips to casinos.
One of Roy's passions was the Oshkosh Noon Optimist Club which he recently was honored as being a 65 Year Charter member. He live the Optimist Creed which is to make optimism a part of your life.
He is survived by his daughters, Carleen (Bill) Christianson, Carol (Ted) Zabel and son, Bruce (Mary) Bartel; ten grandchildren, Erik Christianson, Nick Zabel, Jim (Amy) Zabel, Ingrid Christianson, Doug (Wendy) Zabel, Betty Christianson, Sarah Zabel, Heather (Jeremiah) Bartel Winscher, Heidi Bartel and Brittany Bartel. Roy is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Sydney Zabel, Olivia Zabel, Presley Zabel, Sophia Zabel and Mitchell Zabel. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lillian, his parents and numerous aunts and uncles.
Funeral services for Roy will be held in Fiss & Bills Funeral Home (865 S Westhaven) on Monday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. with Deacon John Ingala officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 9 a.m. until the hour of services.
A very special thanks to the exceptional staff at Century Oaks for their wonderful compassionate care. The staff made Roy always feel special and well cared for.
In lieu of flowers a memorial in Roy's name will be established.
Fiss & Bills-Poklasny
865 S Westhaven
Fiss and Bills Poklasny Funeral Home
865 S. Westhaven Dr Oshkosh, WI 54904
Published in Oshkosh Northwestern from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2014