Rev. William "Bill" R. Bartels
November 18, 1945 - December 3, 2020
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Krause Funeral Home New Berlin
12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
Saturday 12/12, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Krause Funeral Home New Berlin
12401 West National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
Saturday 12/12, 2:00 pm

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Rev. William R. Bartels “Bill’ was called home to Jesus on Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the age of 75 with his wife at his bedside. Loving husband of Judy for 48 years. Devoted dad of Benjamin (Jessica), Christine (Mohamed) Eid and Sarah Stark (Tim). Proud Papa of Kameryn, Kaleb and Adel. He was born…

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Don Gray left a message on December 30, 2020:
Judy and Family, So sorry for your loss. Bill and I grew up together at the church in LaGrange. So many memories with him. I believe you both were in our home maybe some 48 years ago. I’m sure Heaven is rejoicing, with our loss. God bless you all in this time of sorrow. Don
David M Barker left a message on December 14, 2020:
I also will miss Bill and believe he is now singing praises with the angels...sorry we were not available to be at the service.
Mary Lou Coe left a message on December 12, 2020:
It was wonderful to watch the funeral service for cousin Bill. He was a multi- gifted man with the compassionate spirit of Jesus. He and you, Judy, were so kind and encouraging when Jim passed on to heaven. Enjoyed the video and seeing your family at the service. So nice! Blessings and love, Mary Lou Coe
Craig Peplin left a message on December 12, 2020:
Uncle Bill was so special, and will be greatly missed! Im sure he's having some laughs with Jesus in heaven. What joy he must be feeling! I ALWAYS enjoyed being around him.
Raeleen Rowe left a message on December 11, 2020:
In memory of Rev. William "Bill" R. Bartels, Raeleen Rowe lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Harry Lemke left a message on December 11, 2020:
So sad to hear of Bill's passing but comforting knowing that he knew the Lord and is now with Him. I had the pleasure of working with Bill at the GE Online Center several years ago.
Mahmoud Ibrahim left a message on December 11, 2020:
Christine and Mohamed, please accept my sincerest condolences
Ruth Poglitsh left a message on December 10, 2020:
I had to laugh at the favorite uncle line. That fits. When I was a little girl, Uncle Bill was our crazy young uncle who would play with the kids. He was the only one in our family with red hair, so when people asked me where I got my red hair I would say, "From my uncle." People laughed harder than I thought they should at that explanation. I always appreciated how Uncle Bill and Aunt Judy cared for Grandpa after Grandma died. I loved hearing how Uncle Bill took Grandpa to work with him. My heart is sad. Much love to you all.
Carol Resler left a message on December 10, 2020:
I am tired of covid taking away my cousins. Billy was the pesky little cousin who interrupted our playtime when Bev and Barb and I tried to have girltime. But as he grew, I came to appreciate his intelligence and his sense of humor. I loved teasing him about how naughty he was as a kid. I loved him dearly and know he will be very much missed by many people. He was compassionate and kind when I went thru a difficult time in my life. Bill was a "one of a kind" person and though we will miss him , I have no doubt in Heaven he is getting a standing ovation.
Tanya Gaynor left a message on December 10, 2020:
Dear Christy and Mohamed, my sincerest condolences to you and your entire family.
Helen Stambone left a message on December 9, 2020:
Dear Christi and Mohamed, May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. With deepest sympathy, Helen Stambone
Mercedes skonecki left a message on December 9, 2020:
So sorry for your loss Sarah, may he rest in paradise.
Fr. Steven Block left a message on December 9, 2020:
My heart goes out to the family of Bill. He is now at rest in the arms of His Lord Jesus. I worked with Bill at GE for some years and we became good friends. I pray for the repose of his soul. Fr. Steve Block
Sarah Stark left a message on December 9, 2020:
My dear Father. I will miss our laughs, silly times, serious talks, our times together, our times of messing with Mom, our talks of God and our cries together. I have so many fond memories of our time together. You were truly a ONE OF A KIND man who I am blessed to be your daughter, your partner in crime. You and I had a very special bond that it might have just been because we both were the babies of the family. It doesn't seem real that you are truly gone from your Earthy home, it feels like you are at one of your many trips to the hospital, in Florida snow birding or in Minnesota. I still am expecting you to come home so I can hug you and laugh with you and be silly. You have been the best Dad that us kids could have ever had. Thank you for being such an inspiration and witnessing about Jesus to everyone around you. You have so many people who have been blessed to have known you even if it was for a short time. My heart may hurt from sadness with not being able to see you physically but I rejoice that you are finally in your true home with friends, family and most importantly Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! Don't worry Dad you and I both know we didn't need to put on your tomb stone "Sarah did you finish your school work" since I pushed hard and finished last year. I will make you proud everyday and be the woman that you always wanted me to be. I will forever miss you and appreciate all the times we had together. Thanks for being my Dad, I love you dearly. Forever yours, Sarah (beedee, Sarie)
Stephanie Owens left a message on December 8, 2020:
Christy I am praying for you and your family. May the Lord
Bob & Ann Sureda left a message on December 8, 2020:
Our deepest sympathies and many prayers for peace and comfort to Judy and family. We are sad to learn of his passing, but know he is rejoicing with the Lord. Bill is a great man and really helped Bob and I when we were moving to Tennessee and Bob looked up to Bill in so many ways. I know Bill helped Bob tremendously with work and that will always be remembered. Rest easy, Bill and God bless your family.
Bill and Krystal Murray left a message on December 8, 2020:
I’m so grateful that God brought the Bartels and Dawson families together. I have so many happy memories of times we spent together. Happy memories of talks with Bill. He was always so kind and loving. Always so interested in what was going on in our lives. His friendship with my Dad was priceless. Those two could really carry-on! Two great jokers that kept us all laughing. They were two sweet, kind and funny guys. There was so much “joy” around them. I’m going to miss Bill. I’m going to miss his smile, his laughter. Bill and Judy had a marriage I admired. They loved each other well. Praying for comfort and sending all our love to Judy and all the family.
Lori Wheeler left a message on December 8, 2020:
This is a fragile time..a time to be gentle with yourself and to give your heart permission to grieve, to feel, to remember. Strength and Hope will come again, but for now..Do what you need to honor this sorrow, letting your heart and spirit heal. Thinking of you and Praying that God will Bless You and send the Comforter to give you Peace.
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
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