Leroy F. Bartelt, 81, of Huntingburg, died Sunday, December 27, 2015, at Brookside Village in Jasper.
He was born in Huntingburg, Indiana, to George and Anna (Peters) Bartelt on September 29, 1934. He married Carolyn Ash sixty years ago on December 24, 1955. Mr. Bartelt was a member of Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg; a graduate of the Holland High School Class of 1952; attended Purdue University; and was a lifetime farmer. Leroy was a veteran of the United States Army and member of the National Guard. He served in the Army in Thuele, Greenland. Leroy was a member of the Birdseye Order of the Eastern Star, Dubois County Masonic Lodge #520 F&AM, Scottish Rite and Hadi Shrine of Evansville. He belonged to the Hadi Shrine Hospital Staff and drove crippled children to hospitals. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and V.F.W. Post #2366; was a former driver for veterans and former member of the St. Henry Fire Department; and was a Kentucky Colonial. Leroy enjoyed traveling and was very proud of his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bartelt; two daughters, Terri Bartelt of Huntingburg and Cathryn (Gene) Wagner of Celestine; one son, Thomas Bartelt of Huntingburg; two grandchildren, Dustin Wagner and Jillian (Chris) Hasse of Dubois; and one sister, Mabel Bartelt of Huntingburg. Leroy was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Jackson, and a brother, Earl Bartelt.
Funeral services for Leroy Bartelt will be held at 10:00 a.m., E.S.T., on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Huntingburg. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the V.F.W. Post #2366 Memorial Detail and the funeral will be conducted by Rev. Michael Thompson.
Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg from 2:00-8:00 p.m., E.S.T., on Tuesday. A Masonic service will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hadi Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund or to Salem United Church of Christ. Condolences may be shared online at: www.nassandson.com