R.J. Bartel, 91

R.J. Bartel, 91, farmer and former owner of Bartel Insurance Agency, died Jan. 28 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at Trinity Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. He will be buried at Johannestal Cemetery, rural Hillsboro.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

He was born March 22, 1916, to John A. and Sarah Quiring Bartel in Hillsboro. On Jan. 30, 1942, he was married to Mathilda Rempel, who predeceased him.

He is survived by two sons, John and Lila Bartel of Topeka, and Robert and Sharon Bartel of McPherson; a daughter, Mary and Bill Johnson of Newton; a sister, Luetta LaRoe of Wichita; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial funds have been established with Trinity Mennonite Church and Lions Club. Condolences can be sent to the family via jost@jostfuneralhome.com.

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