THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Michael H. Bartels
Issue Date: November 27, 2019
Michael H. Bartels, 60, of Pulaksi, tragically died in a semi-truck accident Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.
Born Feb. 13, 1959 in Milwaukee, to Freddie and Nancy (Orgas) Bartels, he recently returned to the area after his mission work with First Fruits in Iron River, Mi., where he ended his time as an Intake Counselor. He loved his Church or any Assembly of God Church he could attend and was in the process of becoming a Pastor.
Besides mission work, he loved his family, especially his grandchildren and enjoyed fishing, the Packers, being a master chef for everyone and driving truck.
He is survived by three children, Melanie (Brent) Grant, Jennifer (Jonatan) Morales, and Janelle (Adan) Hernandez; 14 grandchildren; two siblings, Timothy (Terri) Bartels and Tammy (Tom) Schwind and nieces, and nephews.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Romeo and Angelita; an aunt, Diane and a cousin, Jim.
Family will be spreading part of his ashes with close friends and family at a later date when they are ready. Memorials are appreciated to the First Fruit Mission, Mission Bible Training Center, PO Box 248, Gaastra, MI 49927. Ryan Funeral Home of DePere is assisting the family with arrangements.