August 27, 1931 - August 23, 2020
Darlene Martha Bartels, 88, of Kearney, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society Saint John’s in Kearney. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., August 27, 2020 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor John Rasmussen officiating and burial will follow the service at Kearney Cemetery. The service will be live streamed at holycrosskearney.org/livestream if you are unable to attend the service. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., August 26. 2020 at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to Holy Cross Lutheran Church. We will follow the CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and face masks are recommended for the visitation and funeral service. Darlene was born August 27, 1931 in Upland, Nebraska to Elmer T and Elsie M. (Hubert) Jensen. She graduated from Campbell High School in 1949. Darlene attended Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Hastings, Nebraska. Darlene and Paul D. Bartels were married on June 16, 1951 in Upland, Nebraska. Darlene worked in various healthcare settings and was co-owner of Trucker’s Insurance Corporation in Kearney and Gothenburg Insurance Agency. In her retirement years, Darlene volunteered in multiple capacities at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and Good Samaritan Hospital. She enjoyed her many friends, played numerous card games and loved decorating her home. Survivors include three 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; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sister-in-law; Elva Bartels of Albion, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends. Darlene was preceded in death by her husband Paul D. Bartels and twin sister Arlene Scoville.
Darlene Martha Bartels, 88, of Kearney, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society Saint John’s in Kearney. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., August 27, 2020 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church with Pastor John Rasmussen... View Obituary & Service Information
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