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Shirley Janice Bartel

May 10, 1934 ~ March 9, 2019 (age 84)

Shirley Janice Bartel was born May 10, 1934, in Moorhead, Minnesota, the daughter of Merritt and Anne Clapsaddle. She passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Detroit Lakes.

She attended schools in Moorhead, Barnesville, and graduated from Frazee High School with the class of 1951. Following graduation, she went to work as a legal secretary in Fargo.

On February 14, 1954, she was united in marriage to Eugene Bartel at Grace Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND. To this union, four daughters were born. They made their home in Toad Lake Township on the family farm. Shirley was a devoted wife and mother. Her greatest joy was her family.

Shirley was active with 4-H and assisted at the local pre-schools. She worked at Bloomers Green House and volunteered at the Frazee Care Center. Shirley was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Evergreen. Her faith was very important to her and she valued the time serving her Lord.

She enjoyed canning, gardening, puzzles, and playing cards. Shirley especially enjoyed attending her daughters and  grandchildrens sporting events.

Shirley is survived by her husband of 65 years, Eugene; daughters: Jacki (John) Graham of Frazee;  Kathy (Scott) Graham of Frazee; Tammy (William) Januszewski of Pelican Rapids; Kim (Joe) Bauman of Rochester; grandchildren: Jonathon (Sara) Graham, Stephanie (Mike) Winjum, Hunter (Carissa) Graham, Megan (Joey) Kelsey, Hannah (Justin)  Holm, Sarah Halbakken, Katelyn Bauman, Dain Bauman, Dylan Bauman; great-grandchildren: Gretchen, Charles, Evelyn, Elena, John, Alexis, Joseph, Abel; brother, Warren Clapsaddle of Frazee.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Merritt and Anne.




Memorial Service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 16, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Evergreen. 

Evening Visitation will be Friday, March 15 from 5-7:00 PM with a Prayer Service at 5:00 PM held at Furey Funeral Home.


Arrangements are with the Furey Funeral Home of Frazee.

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