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VICTOR BARTELS SR. Victor Leonard Bartels Sr. passed away Nov. 1, 2016. He was born Aug. 31, 1931, in Chicago, to Fredrick M. Bartels and Lydia Kemmitz Bartels. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Fred C. Bartels and Gerald Bartels. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Bartels Klute; eight children, 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, son, Christopher Johnson (60); granddaughter, Marlie Moszkiewicz (27); son, Alan Johnson (59), granddaughter, Joy Johnson 23; daughter, Diane Conrad (58), her husband, Daniel; grandson, Joseph Stubitz (31), his wife, Cris; great-granddaughter, Chloe (10 months); granddaughters, Katelyn Conrad (26) and Carly Conrad (25); great-grandson, Ehren Conrad (5); daughter, Belinda Lynn) Jones (48), her husband, (Jim); granddaughter, Jessie Thorpe (26); daughter, Angela Clark (38), her husband, Doug; grandson, Trenton Clark (16); granddaughter, Emerald Clark (14); son, Victor Bartels II (34); granddaughter, Journey Bartels (12); son, Thomas Bartels (32); grandsons, Braylon Bartels (8) and Bentley Bartels (5); and daughter, Brittany Tindle (23), and her husband, Sean Tindle. Victor went to Mesiah Lutheran Church and Perokeal school. He loved to sing in the boys' choir and to bowl. He attended Steinmetz High school and Washburn trade school. Victor work as a Linotype operator for the Chicago Tribune. He moonlighted as a teacher at Wright Junior College however, the Chicago Tribune didn't allow this. Chicago Sun Times loved him and he retired from there. Later, he was a substitute teacher in Panama, Okla. He bred horses in Oklahoma. Victor loved the horse races and to play Bingo. He was a member of Faith Christian Church in Boulder City. He loved the Chicago Cubs! Victor said he was self-centered to the extreme and he practiced to be satisfied every day, one day at a time. He struggled at times, but had a great faith in God. He said these 10 two-letter words, "If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me!" Memorial celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Faith Christian Church, 1100 Buchanan Blvd., in Boulder City. A luncheon will follow. All are welcome.
Published in Boulder City Review on Nov. 10, 2016
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