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Barbara Jane Bartels

July 5, 1943 April 26, 2020
Barbara Jane Bartels
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Barbara Jane Bartels, 76, formerly of Wisconsin Rapids, passed unexpectedly at Aspirus Regency House in Phillips, Wisconsin, on Sunday, April 26, 2020. 
Because of the Safer-at-Home order, visitation will be for immediate family only from 1:00 to 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 30, at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home 631 E Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Friends and family may call at the graveside service and burial at 2:30 PM at the Port Edwards Municipal Cemetery, Port Edwards. Visitors are asked to maintain social distancing and are free to stay in their vehicles if they wish.

Barbara was born on July 5, 1943, in Friendship, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Belva Jane Warren and Harold Ervin Sonnenberg of Phillips and formerly of Port Edwards and Friendship. She married Warren Dean Bartels on June 16, 1962, in Port Edwards. Together, she and Warren raised three daughters, Paula Ann Zwicke (Timothy) of Park Falls; Pamela Jane Tesch (William) of Wisconsin Rapids; and Brenda Lynn Hoffman (Joshua) of Gresham who survived her, along with eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

Two children predeceased Barbara, Wendy Sue in 1968; and Warren Dean Harold August in 1979. In addition, Barbara’s parents predeceased her, her mother on April 28, 2019, and her father in 2009; and three infant siblings born after Barbara, Michael in 1949, and twins, Linda and Larry in 1950.

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