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Earl J. Bartels, 91, of Clinton, Iowa, passed away at The Alverno on Saturday, January 27, 2018.

A celebration of Earl's life will be held at 11:30 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. A memorial gathering will be held starting at 10 A.M. prior to the funeral service. Burial will take place at Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa at a later date.

Earl Johannas Bartels was born April 14, 1926 to Johannas H. and Viola A.S. (Busch) Bartels on a farm near Baldwin, Iowa. He was a graduate of Elvira High School. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He worked as a farm laborer for 60 years. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards.

He is survived by brothers, Donald (Sandi) of Clinton, IA, and Frederick of Bryant, IA; sister, Ellen Behrens of Ft. Calhoun, NE; and several nieces and nephews as well as special friends, Donald and Roberta Schwartz of Clinton, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Fritz H.C. Bartels, a brother Harlan J. Bartels, and a sister Fern V. (Bartels) Randall.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the wishes of the family.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Published on January 29, 2018
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