Paul Arthur Bartels Sr., 61, North Webster, passed away at 4:37 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at his home.
He was born on Jan. 18, 1959, in Iron Mountain, Mich., to Rhinehart Charles & Gloria (Buchner) Bartels.
He graduated in 1978 from Pembine High School in Pembine, Wisc.,and was a United States Army veteran. He was married on Aug. 7, 1980, in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Debra A. “Deb” Serviss, who survives, and moved to North Webster in 1994 from New York.
He formerly worked for Supreme Corp. in Goshen, Rinker Boats in Syracuse, Syracuse Rubber Company and Contech in Pierceton.
He was a former member of the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster.
He is survived by his wife, Deb Bartels, North Webster; two daughters: Tiffany (Eric) Pinkerton & Dawn (Russell) Coy both of Syracuse; a son, Paul (Shannon) Bartels Jr.,North Webster; seven grandchildren; his mother, Gloria Ferguson, South Bend; three sisters: Roxanne (John) Lesjaxck, Menominee, Mich., Joann (Dennis) Keenan, South Bend, and Malinda (Keven) Voet, Norway, Mich.; and a brother, Richard (Cathy) Bartles, Marinette, Wisc.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020, at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN. A brief military service will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday in the funeral home.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Paul Bartels Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 72, North Webster, IN 46555.