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BARTHOLOMEW, Earl Louis 1920-2014


Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 3/1/2015 at 00:31:00

[Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, September 17, 2014]

DUNKERTON - Earl Louis Bartholomew, 94, of Dunkerton, died at home Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

He was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Dunkerton, son of Dan and Iva Belle Jenson Bartholomew. He married Irene Smith in 1941; she died in 1980. He later married Norma Goeller in 1987; she died in 2014.

A high school graduate and U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, Earl farmed in the Dunkerton area for many years. He also was a rural mail carrier, retiring in 1984; was a bus driver for Dunkerton schools, retiring in 1994; and was a member of the Dunkerton Fire Department for many years.

Survived by four daughters, Marcia (Rich) Young of Dubuque, Elaine Clark and Jeanette (Jim) Grady, both of Waterloo, and Lois Bartholomew of Burlington, Wis.; two sons-in-law, Roger Lenz of Webster City and John Riordan of Westgate; two stepdaughters, Judy (Mel) Neil of Fairbank and Cindy (Tom) Hagenow of Readlyn; a stepson, Jerry Goeller (Dawn Johnson) of Fairbank; a sister-in-law, Nonnie Bartholomew of Dunkerton; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren and 16 stepgreat-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Dee Lenz and Leta Riordan; a grandson, Casey Dangelser; and a brother, Gordon.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, with burial in Fairview Cemetery, both in Dunkerton. Military rites will be conducted by Peter Kress Post 636 American Legion of Dunkerton. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank, and for an hour before services Friday at the church.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers may be directed to First Baptist Church or American Legion Peter-Kress Post 636, both in Dunkerton.


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