Marie Bartels Nov. 23, 1926 – Feb. 18, 2019

Marie Bartels

      Marie Bartels age 92, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.
Life Celebration Services were held 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 23, 2019 at the Peace Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Mike Cleeton officiated at the services. Friends called after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello has taken Marie and her family into their care.

      Surviving is a daughter, Jean (Tom) Haas, Dyersville, five grandchildren, Andrea (Kevin) Werner, Springville, Tom (Laina) Haas, Earlville, Travis (Heidi) Haas, Farley, Jaime (Jack) Holcomb, Rhome, Texas, Melinda Maddux, Justin, Texas, 11 great-grandchildren and two brothers, John and Herman (Virginia) Yossi both of Monticello. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, LaVern, in 1991, her daughter Joan Maddux in 2005, a brother, Alfred and six sisters, Emma Yossi, Pauline Hiner, Helen Stoneking, Ruth Ann Wroblewski, Elfrieda Behrends and Bertha Clement.

      Marie Yossi was born Nov. 23, 1926 in Richland Township, Jones County, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Alfred and Emma Egger, Yossi.  Marie graduated from the Monticello Community Schools in 1947.  She married LaVern Bartels on April 16, 1948 at Peace United Church of Christ in Monticello.   Marie was employed in various factories throughout Jones County for many years.
Marie enjoyed playing cards, reading, dancing with LaVern, crocheting, visiting with friends, yard work and gardening.  She did a lot of volunteer work at Camp Courageous and her church.  She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Church and served on the Alter Committee for many years.  Most of all Marie was devoted to her family and cherished her time with them.

      Marie's family would like to thank Pennington Square, and Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Above and Beyond Hospice for all their compassionate care.



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