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Michael Bartz

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Michael John Bartz, age 86, of New Hampton, Iowa passed away peacefully on Monday December 11th, in his life-long home, surrounded by his family and friends. Friends may greet the family from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a time of remembrance and sharing at 6:30 p.m. Michael John Bartz was born on December 2, 1931, he lived his entire life in the same cozy brick house east of New Hampton. He graduated from New Hampton High in 1949, began farming and cared for his mother and father until they passed away. On October 6th, 1968, he took a break from filling silo to marry Alice Jean Fliger, and was able to enjoy 49 years of marriage to Alice. They had three children; Mary (Steve) Goebel of New Hampton, Jim (Janet) Bartz of Des Moines, Iowa, and Caroline (Troy) Peterson of Bondurant, Iowa. Michael and Alice were rewarded with seven grandchildren; Abigail Bartz, Autumn and Adam Goebel, Parker, Carver, and Kaitlyn Bartz, and Truman Peterson. Along with his family, Michael loved the animals he raised on his farm, as well as the many dogs and the many, many cats he cared for over the years. He was an avid fox and pheasant hunter through most of his life, had a keen interest in history, and read several books a week, particularly enjoying tales of the Wild West.Michael was not only a farmer and father; he was very proud of his work as a county correspondent for the Waterloo Courier and his service on the New Hampton school board. Michael will be remembered by his family, neighbors, and friends for his generosity, sense of humor, intelligence and for having a very kind heart. Michael is also survived by his sister, Mary Kautzer of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, as well as many nieces and nephews whom he loved like his own children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Minnie (Johnston) Bartz, his brother, Harold, and his sister, Bernice Burr. Anyone is welcome to make a memorial donation to the S.N.A.P. Program of New Hampton at P.O. Box 150, New Hampton, Iowa 50659

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  1. Dear Alice and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss of Michael. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort and may your fond memories bring you joy and comfort through this difficult time.

  2. Alice and Family, so very sorry for your loss of Michael. You are all in our
    thoughts and prayers. May all your wonderful memories remain in your
    Hearts always!

  3. May the memories of your loved one fill your mind today and in the next days. All our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  4. “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” — Leo Buscaglia

    Sending our love, DeAnnie, Adam, Ethan and Austin Reeder

  5. Alice and Family…

    We were so saddened to learn of Michael’s passing. I have so many, many wonderful childhood memories of times spent with the Bartz family…such wonderful people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Gary and Jeanne (Dagit) Roths

  6. Alice and kids, Sorry to hear about Mike. He was such an interesting man. Loved talking with him. Our sympathies to your family.

  7. Dear Alice and family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Micheal.
    I always enjoyed his visit when he was on the school board and where ever he was we always had
    A nice visit .He will be. Greatly missed and my God help you through this difficuilt time.
    Gloria Parks

  8. Bartz family, We are so sorry for your loss of such a great man. You are all in our thoughts as you go through this hard time. We were lucky enough to call you all family for some time and so so sorry to hear of His passing…. he will always be greatly missed.

  9. Sorry to hear about Michael, My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. My memories go far back to when we were just kids. Know him for a long time. He will be missed. A friend and neighbor. Ronald Schaufenbuel.

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