Charles Bartels

Bartels, Charles R.

Charles R. Bartels, age 53, of 1215 East Cedar Ave, Manitowoc, passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at his residence with his family by his side.

Charlie was born on December 2, 1959, son of the late Marvin and Leone (McIntyre) Bartels. He was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School with the class of 1978. On August 31, 1985 he married the former Mary Lynn Tikalsky. Charlie attended the University of Wisconsin - Manitowoc and was employed with the Manitowoc Ice Incorporated Food Service Division for 33 years until his illness with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He enjoyed fishing with his family and friends on Lake Michigan and attended his son's baseball, football and hockey games.

Charlie is survived by his wife: Mary, of Manitowoc; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Casey and Vicky Bartels, of Manitowoc, Brandon Bartels, of Manitowoc, and his special friend Taylor Martin, of Waupaca; two sisters and brothers-in-law: Peggy and Steve Handrich, of Madison, Betsy and Nick Trane, of Madison; one brother: Jon Bartels, of Verona; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Allan and Marge Tikalsky, of Manitowoc; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law: Dan and Julie Tikalsky, of Plover, Todd Tikalsky and special friend Kelly, of Manitowoc; two nephews: Ben Torrison, of Rice Lake, Brady Tikalsky, of Plover; two nieces: Kitty (Pat) Gilles and their son Cully, of Madison, Ashley Tikalsky, of Plover; special friends: Chuck Komorosky, Bob Peters, Dick Quistorf, Chuck Finnel, Jay Goodman, and his very special pet dog: Spunky.

Memorial Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Memorial Service will be the Rev. Tom Reynebeau. Cremation has taken place at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the Pfeffer Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Pfeffer Funeral Home and All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Charlie's name.

The family wishes to thank Aurora Medical Center, 3rd floor nurses station, Aurora visiting nurses, Terry and Val, and Dr. Barylak, including his entire staff.

In memory of Charlie, all are invited to attend a benefit for Charlie and the Bartels family taking place at the Manitowoc Expo Ice Center on Friday (TONIGHT), December 28, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. where the hockey alumni game will be played in his memory.

Funeral Home

Pfeffer Funeral Home
928 South 14th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220

Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on Dec. 28, 2012