Tom Reuter, James W. Bartel
Tom Reuter, age 83, of Grand Marsh, formerly of Oconomowoc, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Golden LivingCenter in Watertown. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Friday, at Roseberry's Funeral Home in Friendship. The Rev. John K. Stake will officiate. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service on Friday.
Tom was born Aug. 4, 1929, in Milwaukee, to Edward and Bertha (Frey) Reuter.
He sold his farm in Oconomowoc and relocated to Grand Marsh where he purchased a new farm and retired.
Tom enjoyed gardening, dogs, turkey and deer hunting, going to tractor shows and spending time with his friends and family. He was a member of the antique farmers club.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Bertha (Frey) Reuter; brother, Edward Reuter; nephew, Robert Goetzke and brother-in-law, William R. Goetzke.
Survivors include, his sister, Katherine Goetzke of Oconomowoc; nephew, Mark Goetzke of Oconomowoc, nephew, William Goetzke of Wauwatosa; good friends Karen Wormet-Stevens and the rest of the Wormet family; good friend, Tom Welcenbach, and further survived by many friends.
Roseberry's Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.
Roseberry's Funeral Home, 512 Main St. Friendship.
James W. Bartel
JEFFERSON — James W. Bartel passed away on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at the Alden Estates of Countryside in Jefferson after a courageous fight with cancer.
Jim was born July 13, 1948, in Watertown to Willard and Myrtle (nee Saeger) Bartel. Jim served in the U.S. Army and was stationed on Okinawa, Japan. He was a lifelong member of Cross Lutheran Church serving on the church board and several committees. He was a member of the Ashippun Sportsman Club, the Oconomowoc VFW Post No. 2260, the Three Lakes American Legion Post No. 0431 and the Three Lakes Red Suspenders Club. He also served on the Ixonia Planning Commission. Jim was the owner of Bartel Builders-General Contractors since 1976. Jim loved spending time at Pinewood Point in Three Lakes, his "country club up north." He enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening and cooking.
Jim will be dearly missed by his wife Janice (nee Wyssling) Bartel of Ixonia; his daughter, Amber (Todd) Knoll of Oconomowoc and his son Brent (Maren) Bartel of Arden Hills, Minn. He was the fond brother of Don (Zoe) Bartel of Mesa, Ariz., and Ellen (Larry) McDonald of Nashotah; and loving grandfather of Laken, James and Hudson David Bartel. He was also survived by several nieces, nephew, brother and sister-in-laws, other relatives and many friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Cross Lutheran Church, W704 E. Gopher Hill Road, Ixonia. Friends may visit at church from noon until the time of service. Committal services will take place at the church cemetery where military honors will be performed. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cross Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor's choice.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann, Funeral and Cremation Services, 121 S. Cross St. Oconomowoc.