Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Alvin A. Bartz
December 30, 1945 - July 30, 2016 (Age 70)
Watertown, WI
Service: August 4, 2016
Alvin A. Bartz
Alvin A. Bartz, age 70, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at UW Hospital and Clinics in Madison.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Michael Jensen officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will take place on Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown. Family and friends may gather at the church on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Memorials to the family would be gratefully appreciated. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Alvin Arnold Bartz was born on December 30, 1945 in Columbus, the son of Julius and Mary (nee Pugh) Bartz. He was a 1964 graduate of Waterloo High School. Alvin served in the United States Army in Vietnam from 1968-1970. On June 7, 1974, he married Karen Kohlmetz. He had been employed as a maintenance man at Northwestern College, Waterloo School District, Lakeside Lutheran High School as well as Watertown City Hall and Watertown Senior Center. He also had been employed by Cummings Silos and farmed with his father-in-law. Alvin was a member of St. Mark’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Watertown where he served on the Church Council, Building and Grounds Committee and the Welcoming Committee.
Alvin is survived by his wife, Karen Bartz of Watertown; children, Amanda Margaret (Nate) Webb of Watertown; Jessica Mary (Dakota Brittain) Bartz of Jasper, IN as well as grandchildren, Sarahlyn Elizabeth Webb, Patrick James Webb and soon-to-be granddaughter, Dylan Bartz. He is further survived by three brothers, Arden (Barbra) Bartz of Venice, FL; Robert (Darlene) Bartz of Eau Claire, MI; Charles (Lois) Bartz of Watertown; sister, Carol (Azella) Bartz of Sequim, WA; sister-in-law, Dolly Bartz of Lake Mills as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Robert and Margaret (nee Beske) Kohlmetz and Robert and Ruth (nee Kloehn) Logan; brothers: Donald, Leonard, Carl, Clarence and William Bartz; sister in infancy, Elizabeth Bartz; sisters-in-law, Margaret Logan and Sharon Logan; brother-in-law in infancy, Douglas Logan as well as son-in-law, Todd Richter.
Our family would like to take this opportunity to thank the doctors and nurses at the UW Hospital in Madison as well as the donating family that provided us with an additional ten years with Alvin after he received his lung transplant on July 24, 2006.
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