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Betty A. Bartel

PINE RIVER — Betty A. Bartel, age 88, of Pine River, went peacefully in her sleep to be with the Lord on June 5, 2012. Born to Charles and Dorthea Jones on Sept. 1, 1923. Married Aug. 18, 1950, to Emil L. Bartel.

Betty is survived by husband of 62 years, Emil; sons, Bob (Tanis), of Baxter, Bill (Diane), of Wisconsin; daughters, Linda, of Pine River, Leona, of Rochester, Melody (Kyle) Biggar, of Robbinsdale, Arline, of Washington, Donna, of Grand Rapids; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters, June Velsvaag, of Pine River, Grace King, of Backus; brothers, Ladd, of Washington, Chuck, of North Dakota, and Leland, of Winona.

Preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Lester, Kenneth, Gene.

Celebration service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at Riverview Church, Pine River, with visitation/luncheon to follow in fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Riverview Church Children’s VBS will be appreciated. Arrangements Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.