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Eldon Bartmess, 70 - January 24, 2007

Eldon K. Bartmess, 70, of Elwood, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2007, at his home.
Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the United Methodist Church of Elwood with the Rev. Connie Karr officiating. Interment was at the Morning View Cemetery at Wallace with military honors.
Bartmess was born on May 5, 1936, at Wallace to George C. and Alice M. (Kendall) Bartmess.
He attended rural school at Wallace and graduated from the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture at Curtis.
Bartmess served in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962 and, on June 11, 1967, he was married to Lorain Nielsen at Wallace.
He and his wife made their home at Wallace where he worked a ranch, later moving to Sutton where he worked on a farm. The couple then moved to Fairfield where he was a bookkeeper for an elevator.
In 1978, they moved to Elwood where he was manager of the Elwood Grain Company until his retirement in 1997.
?Bartmess was a member of the United Methodist Church of Elwood and a member of the American Legion.
?He was an avid sports fan, especially supporting the Nebraska Cornhuskers, according to family members.
?Bartmess was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers—Gerald and twin, Lester; a sister, Nadine; an infant brother.
Survivors include: his wife, Lorain of Elwood; a daughter, Shalene (Todd) Anderson of Elwood; granddaughter, Kimberly; sister-in-law, Barbara Bartmess of North Platte; two nephews—Jodie Bartmess of North Platte and Noel (Suzanne) Bartmess of Bellevue; a niece, Julie (Joe) Roos of Crawford.
Memorials are suggested to Central Plains Home Health and Hospice or donor’s choice. Condolences may be shared with the family online at