Carolyn J Bartel
Dec. 10, 1932 - May 12, 2019
Marytown, WI
Funeral Service:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
6:30pm
St. Mary Catholic Curch
N10232 County Rd G
Marytown, WI
Funeral Visitation:
Sunday, May 19, 2019
3:30pm - 6:15pm
St. Mary Catholic Church
N10232 County Rd G
Marytown, WI
Burial Service:
Monday, May 20, 2019
10:00am
St. Mary Catholic Cemetery
Marytown, WI


Carolyn J Bartel
Marytown, WI

Carolyn J. Bartel, age 86, of Marytown, died on May 12, 2019, at Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mount Calvary. She was born December 10, 1932, in Rock Falls, Wisconsin, daughter of the late William and Edna Schauf.

She always said her family  came before housework. She was a Home Economics major and earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Stout Institute. After graduation in 1954, she moved to New Holstein, where she taught at the High School.   On August 6, 1955, she married Andrew Bartel, and they went on to have eight children.

Andrew and Carolyn maintained a mink ranch in Marytown for the next 60 plus years.  Carolyn ran the annual “pelting crew” for the operation. In 1986, she began work as a Sales Associate at Prange’s in Fond du Lac.  By the time of her retirement, over 20 years later, it had become Younkers.  The names changed, but the friendships she built with co-workers and relationships with customers endured throughout.

Carolyn was proudest of her work at home with her family. She utilized her education baking treasures such as her blueberry buckles and apple cakes, as well acting as a seamstress that could make clothing for any special occasion. She extended her care for others to her church and her community, as a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marytown, 4H, the St. Lawrence Seminary Parents’ Guild, and as a president of the parish council.  She was also part of the group which, in 1969, re-organized the area Catholic schools into the Consolidated Parochial Elementary Schools.  It was the first consolidation in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, and the first where the School Board was run primarily by the laity.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, Andrew; her children: JoAnn Hoelscher, Andrea (Mike) Bartel-Riffle, Bill (Kathy) Bartel, Dave Bartel, Tom Bartel, Gregg (Julie) Bartel, and Mary Bartel (Tim Mueller); twelve grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister: Joyce Hubbard.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, William and Edna; her parents-in-law Hubert and Caroline, her infant son, Joseph; one grandchild, Adam Buechel; sisters: Marlene (Al) Pool, and Wilma (Eddie) Hayden; sister-in-law: Dorothy (Arnold) Sheldon; and brothers-in-law: Walter (Lucille) Bartel, Joseph (Germaine) Bartel, and Hubert (Patricia) Bartel.

Funeral services are set for 6:30pm on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church (N10232 County Rd. G) in Marytown with Rev. Gary Wegner, O.F.M. Cap. presiding. Friends may call at the church from 3:30pm until 6:15pm on the day of the service. Burial will take place at 10:00am on Monday, May 20, at the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Marytown. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in the name of Carolyn J. Bartel. 

The family would like to extend sincere appreciation to the staffs at Villa Loretto Nursing Home and Agnesian Hospice Care for their care and support. 
Bill and family sorry for the loss of your mom. Your in my thoughts and prayers, ever in the Upper Peninsula stop in Escanaba. Take care.

Paul Gayan (Classmate of Bill) - May 19, 2019


Our sympathy to Carolyn's family. I didn't realize that her family was so large. I have the great pleasure of working with her son Dave and last summer with Mari I also worked with Ann for many years. All wonderful people. Sounds like she had a fulfilled life. May she rest in peace in God's loving arms . I am unable to attend the service as I will spend time with my sisters goin north to recreate memories of our Mother, doin the things she loved to do. Thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.

Ann Konen - May 16, 2019


Today we, along with many, many others are filled with sorrow to hear of Carol’s passing. We met Carol and Andy when we rented a cottage from their family in 1987. She was so wonderful to us and did everything she could to make us comfortable. She and Andy even arranged to have the school bus pick up our kindergartener, Kory, at the door which meant extending the driveway so the bus could turn around. I loved visiting with her when I ran into her at Younkers or the grocery store.
She was so thrilled to move into their new home on the lake, which was their dream. She will be missed by so many! Sending our sincerest thoughts and prayers to all of her family.

Mary and Jim Baker (Friend) - May 15, 2019


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