Gebke Restina Bartell Obituary

Services Wednesday for Gebke Bartell of Buckley

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at
the Kelley Funeral home for Mrs. Gebke Renstina Bartell,
83, who died Sunday morning at her home in Buckley following
a hine months illness. Rev. E. M. Goltermann officiated,
and burial was in the Kopmann cemetery at Gifford.

She was born September 20, 1866 at Spetzerfane, Germany
and was the daughter of John and Gretchen Ells Duitsman.
She spent her childhood in Golden and Flatville, Ill.,
and was married March 7, 1888, at Flatville to Bartel
Bartell, who died February 14, 1941.

She came to the United States with her parents at the age of
two, later moving to Buckley. Following their retirement from
farming at Buckley the couple moved to Gifford. Mrs. Bartell
returned to Buckley in 1947.

Surviving are two sons, John of Buckley and Barney of Gifford;
two daughters, Mrs. Sadie Trusheim and Mrs. Gertrude Krumwiede,
both of Buckley; one sister, Mrs. Tida Busboom of Beatrice,
Neb., and a brother Bernhard Duitsman of Gifford; 11 grand-
children and nine great grandchildren. One son and five
brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bartell was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran
church at Buckley.


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