David M. Bartel, 66, of Chilton died Tuesday morning, July 28, 2020 at his home after a short battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family.
He had a very short time after his diagnosis but as always he spent the time making memories that will be with all of us forever. He was born April 28, 1954 in Milwaukee, son of Martha Blauert Bartel and the late Marlin Bartel. David attended Sheboygan schools and was a graduate of North High School, Class of 1972.
On May 19, 1973 he was united in marriage to Donna M. Badtke at St. Peter Clavier Catholic Church, Sheboygan. She preceded him in death on Oct. 22, 1974. David married Rosemary “Rosie” Schad on Dec. 5, 1975 at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Sheboygan. He had been employed with Kohler Co., Vollrath, ASA, and KI. Most recently he had been working with the Calumet County ADRC until his retirement. David was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, School Hill and a former member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, Sheboygan. He was a longtime member of the Catholic Knights, having achieved the distinction of 4th Degree Knight. During the last 10 years he walked with Rosie as she told the story of her journey through a difficult medical experience. He encouraged her to write her story as a book that was just published and he would tell everyone that the book was his dream. In his free time he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren, who were the love of his life.
Survivors include his wife, Rosie; children Christopher (Michelle) Bartel of Chilton; Richard (Glecy) Bartel of Queen City, Arizona; and Michele Lyons of Fond du Lac; and grandchildren Donna and Cadence Bartel, Brandon and Brycen Lynch, Victoria and Sadie Lyons, and Jennavieve Gosseck. David is further survived by his mother, Martha; brothers and sister Robert Bartel, Jeanne (Jeff) Anderson, and Paul (Paula) Bartel; brothers-in-law Wilfred (Donna) Schad, Ronald (Jean) Schad, and Todd (Lori) Schad; and his godchild, Gwen Schad.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marlin; his first wife, Donna; sisters-in-law Laura Bartel and Donna Basler-Close; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Norman and Delores Schad.
A time of visitation and support was held Friday, July 31 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Kiel (School Hill). A private family Mass was held Saturday.
Burial followed on Monday, Aug. 3 at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Sheboygan.
Per David’s request, no suits were to be worn by men for the funeral or visitation as people were asked to dress casual.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his name.
David’s family would like to thank Dr. James Richter and Dr. Timothy Goggins for all their care and support. They would also like to thank Heartland Hospice for keeping David comfortable in his final days and hours.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.meiselwitzfh.com.