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Paul Bartels, 86 - February 03, 2018

Paul Dwight Bartels, 86, of Kearney died Saturday Feb. 3, 2018, at the Country House Memory Care Center in Kearney.
Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney with the Rev. Duane Duley officiating. Burial was at Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Lutheran Church or the Alzheimer’s Association. Please visit to leave a message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney were in charge of arrangements.
Paul was born on Oct. 16, 1931, in Campbell to Paul C. and Lois M (Feis) Bartels. He attended Campbell Public School and graduated in 1949. Paul then attended college in Kearney and also Hastings. He married Darlene M. Jensen in Upland on June 16, 1951. Paul owned and operated the Gothenburg Insurance Agency and later the Truckers Insurance Corporation in Kearney until his retirement in 2010. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney. Paul enjoyed playing golf and also watching Nebraska Football.
Surviving relatives include his wife, Darlene of Kearney; children, Paul J. Bartels and his wife Dorann of Kearney, Judith A. Crane and her husband Dave of Osage Beach, Mo., and Mark D. Bartels and his wife Lori of Kearney; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister in law, Elva Bartels of Albion; brother in law, Robert Scoville of Brush, Colo.; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Duane Bartels; sister, L. Jean Porter; and brother, G. Bruce Bartels.