DEATH: Alvena Bartel

Alvena Bartel, 94, died on Nov. 24, 2020, in Hillsboro.

Private family interment at Haven of Rest cemetery rural Hillsboro was led by Pastor Tom Harder on Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020.

She was born July 28, 1926, to John and Florentine (Ratzlaff) Goossen in Goessel. She married Wilbert N. Bartel on Feb. 7, 1947, at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

Survivors include daughters, Dorothy (David) Soldan of Manhattan, Janet Bartel of Manhattan; sons, Wilbert K. “Sonny” (Franceen) Bartel of rural Hillsboro, Wilmer (Marilyn) Bartel of Hillsboro; 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Alfred (Donna) Goossen.

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