Connie Bartlein, 86


Connie Bartlein (nee VanDerel) of Hartford passed away peacefully on March 31, 2011.

She was born Nov. 18, 1924, in Sturgeon Bay to Michael and Julia VanDerel. Connie was a “fun to be with” person who enjoyed cooking and entertaining. She had many pets throughout her life and also made sure the squirrels in her neighborhood were well fed.

She is survived by one sister and two nieces in Sturgeon Bay and a niece in Green Bay.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; her only son, Michael; and a brother who died shortly after birth.

A private service will be held followed by burial at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
Memorials in Connie’s name can me made to the Humane Society of choice.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.

The family would like to thank Glenn and Mary, her special care-givers, and the staff at Cedar Communities for their kindness to Connie.