Thomas J. Bartels

Died: Wed., Sep. 15, 2010


11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 18, 2010
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2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 18, 2010

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Dateline- Rural Boscobel
Thomas J. Bartels, age 66 of rural Boscobel, passed away on Wednesday September 15 2010 at his home. He was born on February 16 1944 in Maquoketa Iowa.  The son of George and Ernestine (Grager) Bartels. He married Suzanne Turnipseed on May 29 1965 at the First Evangelical United Brethren Church in Richland Center. Tom taught school in Boscobel for 19 years and for 17 years he was a Lutheran Brotherhood + Thrivent Financial represenative. He is survived by his wife Suzanne Bartels of rural Boscobel. A daughter: Tami (Chuck) McQuillan of Gillett Wisconsin, Two sons: Torey Bartels of Prairie du Chien, Tracy (Stephanie) Bartels of Chilton Wisconsin. Four grandchildren: Blake, Brady, Emma, Sadie Bartels. Two brothers Richard "Dick" (Kay) Bartels of Muscoda, Terry (Julie) Bartels of LaCrosse. His mother in law: Evelyn Turnipseed of Richland Center. Two brother in laws;  Larry (Arlene) Turnipseed of New Richmond Wisconsin, Kirby (Ann) Turnipseed of Richland Center. Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents along with his father in law Willard Turnipseed.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday September 18 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boscobel. Pastor Charles Koester officiating. Burial in the Boscobel Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boscobel.  The Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be sent to

Charitable donations may be made in Thomas's memory to the following organization:

St. John's Lutheran Church Boscobel restoration fund
208 Mary Street Boscobel Wisconsin
Tel: 608-375-5855

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Jackie Brassfield
   Posted Thu September 16, 2010
You have my Christian sympathy. It is so difficult when we lose a parent. It seems that a part of childhood is gone when a parent dies. May you find comfort in the knowledge that you will one day see your father again because Jesus, our Lord, has promised.

Danyell and Erin Franti
   Posted Thu September 16, 2010
Your family is our thoughts and prayers! May God bless! Friends of Tami and Chuck

Tammy (Edwards) Olson
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't seem Mr. Bartels in several years, probably since he taught me sixth grade math. My prayers and sympathy go out to all of you at this time of sorrow.

Jason and Lori (Strang) Wallin
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Even though our words cannot even begin to express our sorrow, our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. May your memories give you strength to get through this tough time.

Ruth Jacoby
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
My sympathies in your sudden loss. I never realized Torey and family were from Boscobel and was also surprised to read that Tom was an LB/Thrivent rep. I have been to weddings of friends that belong to your church. Small world...with some very common threads. I belong to Grace Lutheran (WELS) in PdC and have taught with Torey and Michelle for lots of years, but never knew the Boscobel connection. May God comfort you all through a really tough time and strengthen your faith in his love and promises for us all!
Ruth...2nd grade and science at BAK/BV

LuAnn Neuenschwander
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Bartels family as they deal with their loss of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, , uncle, and son-in-law. Please find comfort in knowing that he is now at peace with God, even though it isn't easy for those that knew and loved him. I was honored to see Tom recently when he and his wife attended Tami's Kohl Scholarship Award Ceremony. I am so happy they were able to share in Tami's special recognition ceremony. He was a very proud dad that day! God Speed to his family! We are all thinking of you! ~ Lu (friend of Tami and Chuck)

Mary Walkenhorst
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
The Bartels family is in my thoughts and prayers now at the time. As a long time friend of Tami's, I have had the honor of knowing her wonderful family. Tom was a terrific husband and father. Our only comfort now is knowing that he is no longer suffering and has a special place in heaven. God Bless! Mary W.

Kevin Copus
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
My sympathy goes out to all his family and friends at this difficult time.

Steve Stahlman
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know how hard it is to deal with the loss of a parent. He was a good friend, a good father, a good teacher, a successful business man, great grandfather and a very good husband. He will be missed. If there is anything I can do please feel free to contact me!

Anne Klein
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
We are so sorry for the loss of Tom - Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle and friend to so many. Hoping that the sadness you feel will soon be replaced by peace and happiness knowing that he is now at the Lord's table, dining with those that have gone before him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Anne and Louis Klein
Cleveland, Ohio

Brian Robertson
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
Suzanne and Family - My deepest sympathy at losing Tom. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. May many fond menories of Tom stay in your hearts forever.
Brian Robertson
Wauwatosa, WI

Keith and Kris Wondra
   Posted Fri September 17, 2010
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you are in our prayers as you go through this difficult time.
Kris and Keith Wondra

Gloria Leister
   Posted Sat September 18, 2010
Suzanne and Family, So sorry to hear about Tom. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. We lost a sister two years ago and time does heal. May his memory give you the strength to move forward. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kathy & Fuzzy Wieting
   Posted Thu September 23, 2010
Tracy, Stephanie & Family, How do we put one foot in front of the other and go on with life after such a loss? All I know is it has a lot to do with hugs and prayers. Our praise group in Potter prayed for you tonight. I didn't even know about your dad until I heard Jeanne pray for you and for your family, Tracy....what a shock.....My God our Father hold you in the palm of His hand and give you His peace.

Love, Kathy & Fuzzy Wieting

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