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Lavina Bartel; April 3, 2013

Published 12:26pm Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lavina F. Bartel, 74, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City, Kan.

She was born Aug. 8, 1938 in Meade County, Kan., the daughter of Abe and Katherine Friesen.  A lifetime area resident, she was a homemaker.

She was a member of Oasis Church, Miss Kitty Quilters and Red Hat Ladies all in Dodge City.

In 1960 she married Albert Bartel.  He survives.

Other survivors include: three sons, Lester and wife Naomi of Madison; Dwight and wife Lorlyn of Clovis, Calif. and Wayne and wife Lynn of Dodge City, Kan.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother, Margaret Isaac and an infant sister, Marlene.

Memorial service was 11 a.m. Monday, April 8 at Valleyview Bible Church, Cimarron, with Pastors Dan Bartel and Gerald Mendenhall officiating.  Friends visited from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Ziegler Funeral Chapel in Dodge City, Kan.  Private family burial was in Greencrest Memorial Gardens, Dodge City, Kan.

The family suggests memorials to Oasis Church in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas  67801.  Condolences may be sent to

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