DEATH: Vernon A. Bartel, 82

Vernon A. Bartel, 82, a farmer and rancher, died June 21 at Newton Medical Center.

A celebration of life service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, officiated by Loyal Martin. The committal service is 4 p.m. Thursday at French Creek Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

He was born Aug. 13, 1932, to Albert F. and Ann (Penner) Bartel at Newton. On Oct. 21, 1955, he was married to Vida Neufeld, who survives.

Other survivors include daughter Ronnda Bartel of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Larry and Yolanda Bartel of rural Hillsboro; and a sister, Eunice and Harold Nachitgal of Aurora, Neb.

Memorials can be made to Hillsboro M.B. Church in care of Jost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 266, Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences at

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