Martin R. Bartel
Martin R. Bartel went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at the Lone Tree Retirement Center . Martin was a lifelong resident of Meade, KS . He was born to Jacob J and Elizabeth (Rempel) Bartel, also of Meade, on October 20, 1924.  He farmed and worked in the feed business until his retirement. He enjoyed working with horses. Martin won numerous awards from the feed business. He served in CPS during World War II in California and Wisconsin.
He was united in marriage to Helen Reimer on August 22, 1947, and they had five children. Martin was a charter member of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church of Meade where he served as a Sunday School teacher for several years. He was also active in Gideons International, and his favorite pastime was reading and studying the Bible. 
Martin and Helen loved to travel in their later years.  Together they visited every state of the union except Hawaii and three eastern states. In addition, they visited Mexico, Canada, several countries of Central America and Colombia. 
Survivors include his wife, Helen; sons Harry and wife Marilyn of Hugoton, Richard of Ulysses; daughters Ruth and Wilma of Hugoton; grandchildren Clint and wife Maggie of Syracuse, NY, Erin of Harrodsburg, KY, and one great-granddaughter, Olivia. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, and son Don. 
Memorial services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Emmanual Mennonite Church, Meade. Arrangements were made by Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Memorials may be sent to Gideons International or to the Emmanuel Mennonite Church Missions in care of the funeral home. 
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