In loving memory of

Frederick William Bartels
October 7, 1937 - June 14, 2022

Frederick W. Bartels, 84, of Bryant, Iowa, passed away at Unity Point-Trinity Hospital, Bettendorf, Iowa on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Cremation rites have been accorded by Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5 to 8 P.M., Friday, June 24, 2022 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Goose Lake, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, June 25, 2022 also at Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial will take place at Buckhorn Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, at a later date.

Frederick William Bartels was born on October 7, 1937 to Fritz H.C. and Viola A.S. (Busch) Bartels on the family farm, Bryant, Iowa. He was a 1955 graduate of Elvira High School. He joined the Army in 1961, serving most of his time in Germany. He married Sylvia Kriebs on September 22, 1960.

Farming was his life, also doing custom baling. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and woodworking.

He is survived by his son, Dean (Cindy) Bartels of Charlotte, IA, daughters Sheryl (Dan) Moraetes of Bryant, IA, and Christine Bartels of Clinton, IA; grandchildren, Samuel and Abbigail Moraetes of Bryant, IA; as well as a special friend, Shirley Perry of Bettendorf, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Earl, Donald and Harlan, and sisters Ellen (Bartels) Behrens and Fern (Bartels) Randall.
Memorials can be directed to the wishes of the family or Ascension Lutheran Church.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family. Online Condolences may be left at


Tom James wrote on Jun 25, 2022:

"A good man who I was privileged to know and respect. I?ll always remember our trip to the cabins with his friend Elmer and Mr. Townsend and our nightly poker game. Rest In Peace and give Lorene a hug from me."

Patsy beidler wrote on Jun 18, 2022:

"Sorry to hear of Fred's passing.Fun guy!Loved farming.Miss seeing you Dean.Had a lot of conversations when you were making your own hoses.Take care."