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Wayne I. Bartell

Wayne I. Bartell

March 23, 2020

Wayne Ira Bartell, formerly of Columbia Heights, MN, passed away March 23rd in Eau Claire WI at the home of his daughter surrounded by his four children. Wayne was born March 22, 1943 in Hampton Iowa to Lyle C Bartell and Fern Miller Bartell.  Wayne worked as a precision machinist for RMS CO in Coon Rapids MN for many years.  He loved anything to do with science fiction and was an avid reader.

He is survived in death by his children: Vance (Ann) Bartell, St. Charles MI;; Cinda (Scott) Schroeder, Eau Claire, WI; Lorie (Rick) Gerard, Duluth, MN; Shawn (Robin) Bartell, Decorah, IA, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, two half-brothers: Bob (Carol) Huntington. Chatfield, MN; Bill (Linda) Huntington, Chatfield, MN,  his mother Fern Drury, Chatfield, MN, and one step-brother Gary (Mary Lee), Twin Falls ID  He was preceded in death by his father and step-brother Don Huntington, Eau Claire WI.

His children would like to thank Heartland Hospice and all their wonderful staff for making their final days with their father peaceful and memorable.  A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services - Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements.


A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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  • Jim & Norma Princinsky RIP Mr. Bartell. Norma and I are sending our prayers and condolences to you Vance and your family.

    March 24 at 7:46pm

  • Susan and Earl Bucholz So sorry for your loss.

    March 24 at 5:04pm

  • Barbara jones So very sorry to the whole family. Thinking of you all

    March 24 at 1:38pm

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