Marion H. Bartell, 89

Marion H. Bartell of Cedarburg passed away peacefully at Horizon Hospice on Jan. 3, 2013, at the age of 89.

Marion was born on Dec. 7, 1923, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Ervin and Augusta (nee Koepsell) Borleske. Marion was married to Frederick Bartell. Marion had an upbeat outlook on life. Whenever someone asked ask her how she was doing, she would always answer, "Iím just terrific."

Marion enjoyed a lifelong hobby of knitting. She made hundreds of beautiful, hand-knit newborn hats and donated them to maternity wards at local hospitals. She also made childrenís hats and mittens, which were sent to underprivileged schools. A priority in her life was for her son, John, to have the best chance for happiness and quality of life.

Marion is survived by her children, Marilyn (Larry) Gueller, Robert (the late Linda) Bartell, Richard (Colleen) Bartell and John Bartell; grandchildren, Heather (Mike) Marmont, Ben, Chris and Paul (Jill) Gueller; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Hudson; brothers, Ervin (Lucy) Borleske and Jack (Thelma) Maul; other relatives and many friends.

Marion was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother, Jerome.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, N60 W6047 Columbia Road, Cedarburg.

Interment will be at Zur Ruhe Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Portal Industries or Trinity Lutheran Church are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent by visiting