John C. Bartell, 52

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, N60 W6047 Columbia Road, Cedarburg, for John C. Bartell. John passed away peacefully to join his mom and dad, Marion and Fred, on April 17, 2013, at the age of 52 at Horizon Hospice from natural causes. A memorial gathering will be held at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the services.

Memorials to Portal Industries or Trinity Lutheran Church are appreciated.

A special thank you from John’s family to Horizon Hospice for their loving care and also to his roommates and caregivers at Oak Court Group Home in Port Washington.

John was born on Aug. 1, 1960, in Port Washington, the son of Fred and Marion (nee Borleske) Bartell. John loved to collect and read books, and listen to music. John spent most of his adult years at Portal Industries. He also was a swimmer in the Special Olympics for many years. He loved our Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers was his favorite player. John always had a “hug” for everybody – especially the ladies.

John is survived by his siblings, Marilyn (Larry) Gueller, Robert (the late Linda) and Richard (Colleen) Bartell; niece and nephews, Heather (Mike) Marmont, Ben, Chris and Paul (Jill) Gueller; great-nephews, Jackson and Hudson Gueller; other relatives and friends.

For online condolences and to view John’s video tribute please visit Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.