Rodney P. Bartholomew age 85, of Boscobel, passed away on Monday January 27, 2020 at Gundersen Hospital in Boscobel surrounded by his family. He was born on June 22, 1934 in Steuben. The son of Floyde and Eva (Bellis) Bartholomew. He married Bernadine "Bunny" DuCharme on December 1, 1956 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Eastman. Rodney graduated from Wauzeka High School. He retired from John Deere at Horicon Works . After retirement he worked for the village of Eastman for several years. He was a proud member of the Eastman Fire Department. He and Bunny later moved to Juneau Wi., where they managed apartments . He had many interest, including the time spent at Fish Lake camping, and swimming , with his family . He also enjoyed playing pool, bowling, golfing, trap shooting, and hunting and fishing, with his good friend Dale Check. We will miss his teasing, easy laughter, generosity and stories of his growing up on the farm.
He is survived by his wife Bernadine "Bunny" Bartholomew of Boscobel. Four daughters; Robin Fisher of Muscoda, Lisa Brady of Beaver Dam, Andrea (Wayne) Auld of Sobiski Wi., Donna Strook of Ripon Wi. Two sons: Shane Bartholomew of McGregor Ia., Scott Bartholomew of Juneau Wi. 16 Grandchildren, 26 Great-Grandchildren. One sister: Audrey (Rodney) Daugherty of Raymore Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Bernard Bartholomew, Ben Bartholomew, a daughter in law: Brenda Bartholomew.
A Celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is assisting the family. Online condolences can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com
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