Marian Bartelt (nee Kauppila)

Marian Bartelt (nee Kauppila), 79, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center in West Bend.

She was born on April 20, 1930, in Milwaukee to the late Hugh and Della (nee Andert) Kauppila. On Feb. 8, 1969, Marian was united in marriage to Gerald Bartelt at Peace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh. Gerald preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1984.

Marian was a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church and St. Josephís Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was the loving mother of two children, Laurie (Larry) Crass of West Bend and Douglas (Mandy) Bartelt of Kaukauna; dearest grandmother of Kevin, Kelly and Katy Crass; and she was looking forward to her fourth grandchild, Mason, in April. Marian is further survived by two brothers-in-law, Donald and James (Nancy) Bartelt both of Oshkosh; many other relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald; and two sisters-in-law, Jane (Merle) Schroeder and Carol Bartelt.

Funeral services in remembrance of Marian will be held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, 1044 S. Silverbrook Drive, West Bend, with the Rev. Pamela Marolla officiating. Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the services. Burial will follow at Washington County Memorial Park.

Memorials in Marianís name to the ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter, 2505 North 124th Street, Suite No. 105 Brookfield, WI 53005, are appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Diane, Peg, Sue, Laurie and Pet for the loving care and assistance with Marian and also the staff of the ALS Association.