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Roy Bartlett, 95 - January 11, 2014

Roy B. “Boss” Bartlett, 95, of Gothenburg died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services will take place at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating. Interment will be at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
A visitation will be conducted at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 1 to 8 p.m.
Bartlett was born Oct. 18, 1918, in northwest Cozad, son of Bunkum and Dora (Hansell) Bartlett. At the age of 4, his father gave him the nickname of “Boss” which stuck throughout his life, family members said.
He grew up between Goth­enburg and Cozad attending schools at Lucerne Valley K-8, then Cozad High School and graduating in 1937.
Following high school, he entered the U.S. Army and served with the U.S. Engineer Battalion as a corporal in the Battle of the Bulge. Following his military service, he returned home where he farmed and ranched into the early 1990s.
On Dec. 5, 1948, he married Catherine Mae Hull at the First Presbyterian Church in Goth­enburg. To this union, three children where born. He and his wife moved into Gothenburg in 1984.
?Bartlett was preceded in death by: his parents, Bunkum and Dora Bartlett; his wife, Catherine Mae Bartlett; brothers—Guy and Ward; sisters—Bernice Moore and Lela Davis; daughter-in-law, Kristie Bartlett; friend of 75 years, Gerald Zook.
Survivors include: his sons—Ross B. (Mary) Bartlett and Rodney Joe Bartlett; his daughter, Robin Lynn Bartlett; a sister, Ruth Sitorius; six grandchildren—Jason Bartlett, Marcus (Taci) Bartlett, Brian Bartlett, Katie (Brendan) Vlasin, Mara (Todd) Teske and Brody Bartlett; six great-grandchildren—Tucker, Chesney, Emma, Ava, Isabelle and Olivia; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Memorials are suggested to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 602 10th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.