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Bartelson, Allyn Laverne (1937 - 2023)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 3/19/2023 at 14:30:05

Name of deceased: Allyn Laverne Bartelson

Aged: 85 yrs, 8 mo, 5 days

Residence: Irwin, IA

Born: July 5, 1937; Harlan Hospital, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Died: March 10, 2023; rural Irwin, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: Tuesday, March 14, 2023; United Methodist Church, Irwin, IA; burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Irwin, IA

Survived by: Wife of 63 years, Beverly Bartelson; daughters, Linda Player of Olathe, KS and Peggy (spouse, Derrick) Barker of Marshalltown, IA; son-in-law, Larry Reese of Olathe, KS; sister, Carol Nelson of Batavia, IA; sisters-in-law, Luella Bartelson of Anita, IA and Lois Getzschman of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Michaela Player of Westminster, CO, Samantha (spouse, Austin) Cline of Olathe, KS, Linnea (spouse, Sam) Heidrick of Warrensburg, MO, and Hannah Reese of Olathe, KS; step-grandchild, Ashlee (spouse, Corey) Stupp of Marshalltown, IA; great-grandchild, Elliott Allyn Cline; step-great-grandchildren, Zander and Emma Stupp; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Ronald and Cecil (nee McDowell) Bartelson; daughter, Julie (nee Bartelson) Reese; parents-in-law, Otto and Mary Pries; brother, Jim Bartelson; brothers-in-law, Leon Nelson, Otto Pries and Paul Getzschman

Education: Attended Country School Polk Center No. 5, Shelby County, IA through the 8th grade; he graduated from Harlan (IA) High School, Class of 1955 and had played football during his last 2 years of high school.

Religious affiliation: Member, United Methodist Church, Irwin, IA

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Beverly Jean Pries; Aug. 30, 1959; United Methodist Church, Irwin, Shelby County, IA

Employment: After high school, Allyn worked several jobs until he began farming full-time in 1959: he had worked at home on the farm, picked corn for the Harlan, IA cannery, worked at the Harlan Farm Service Coop gas station, and drove truck hauling fertilizer, lime, and crushed rock for his uncle, Lee Lytle. He retired from farming in 2008 when his health began to fail. He had been a member of the Shelby County Pork Producers and the Shelby County Farm Bureau.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed supporting his daughters in all of their various activities, attended stock car races at several Iowa tracks and NASCAR races in Kansas City; he enjoyed camping at the Iowa State Fair, Spencer Fair, and Lake View, and attending local high school football and basketball games. Allyn loved visiting with people gathered at Grabill's Bean Shed, the Irwin Elevator, and Burger King. He enjoyed family summer camping trips; for over 40 years, Allyn and Bev were in a card party: families who met in their homes so the parents could play Pinochle and visit while the kids played together.

Sources: kjan.com; pauleyjones.com


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