Robert "Bob" Bartels
Robert L.“Bob” Bartels
Robert L. “Bob” Bartels, age 82 of Sidney, NE and former Gurley area resident, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, July 16th with a Rosary Service at 10:00 A.M. Both services will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dalton with Father
C.P. Varghese and Father Mike McDermott officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow the Mass in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Bob preferred comfortable attire, so casual dress is fine if you wish. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob’s name to Pets for Vets. Donation may be given at the church or mailed to Gehrig-Stitt Chapel, POB 151, Sidney, NE 69162. There is no visitation at the Funeral Home. Viewing will take place prior to the Rosary at the Church. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to sign Bob’s register book and drop off condolences for the family.
You may view Bob’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Bob’s care and funeral arrangements.
Bob was born on December 23, 1935, in Sidney to George C. and Hannah (Kieselhorst) Bartels. He grew up in Gurley and attended the Gurley schools, graduating in 1954. On May 25, 1960, he was united in marriage to Kathy Pelster of Dalton. Bob served our country in the U.S. Army stationed in Alaska. Following his Honorable Discharge, he began a 40-year career in the oil-field with CE-Natco and Conoco Pipeline.
Bob enjoyed hunting, St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Nebraska Cornhusker football, fishing, trapshooting, his hunting dogs, and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife Kathy; children: Mark (Theresa) Bartels of Lincoln, NE, Matt (Jane) Bartels of Chappell, NE, Debbie (Phil) DeLong of Highlands Ranch, CO and Denise Morozov of Fremont, NE; sister: Bonita (Larry) Flora of San Marcos, CA; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, George and two sisters, Lucille and Elaine.
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