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Dale Bartz

Dale LaVern Bartz

Sunday, May 4th, 1941 - Sunday, June 28th, 2020
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Obituary

An outdoor celebration of life for Dale Bartz, 79, of Marshall, MN, will be held Monday, July 6th
from 2:30 to 4:00 pm with prayer, special memories and music being shared at 3:00. The casual celebration will be held at the Bartz home, 506 Kennedy St, Marshall. For locals attending, please utilize Holy Redeemer School rear parking lot. A light lunch will be offered during the celebration. You are welcome to social distance if desired.

Dale LaVern Bartz was born May 4, 1941, to Harold and Elvera Bartz in Wheaton, MN. Dale graduated from Browns Valley High School in 1959. He attended Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD, and received a degree in education in 1965. Dale died on June 28, 2020.

Dale was united in marriage to Diane Ziemer on December 21, 1963. They were fortunate to share 56 1/2 years together. The couple was blessed with two sons, Todd and Ty.

Dale taught in Howard, SD, where students and faculty voted him Teacher of the Year. He also coached town ball in Howard and took the team to state in his first year of coaching.

Dale boasted that he held over 100 different jobs in his lifetime, all in pursuit of providing for his family. A few of these jobs worthy of mention include rock picker, farmhand, brick layer, gas station attendant, house mover, bus driver, teacher of social studies, history and drivers education, coach, insurance salesman, chauffeur and painter.

Dale’s passions included….his family, especially teaching and cheering his sons on in baseball, football, basketball and golf, to practicing kicks and twirls with his granddaughters preparing for dance recitals. He enjoyed sports (Go Twins!), Wednesday card playing with his comrades, cars (especially his black 1958 Ford Galaxy Fairlane and classic Grand Prix; Dale kept his cars spotless and always had clean wheels), Friday night chicken, cocktail hour with Diane, neighborhood chats, teasing his grandchildren at every opportunity, and sharing freezies and daycare happenings with Beckett (3 y/o neighbor). Dale was a friend to everyone. He enjoyed the art of conversation covering a variety of topics, some of which he knew nothing about. Dale was well liked by young and old alike.

Upon his retirement he enjoyed being Todd’s #1 sales assistant and Ty’s sales mentor. His drivers education experience benefited two of his granddaughters in teaching them how to master the road.

Dale is survived by his wife, Diane and two sons: son, Todd and wife, Kim Bartz of Plover, WI, their daughters Jessica (Kevin) and Arika, Jessica and Kevin’s children, Mia and Virgil, and son, Ty Bartz of Chaska, MN, and his twin daughters, Ava and Brooklyn; siblings, Delores Lehrke and Vernon (Patty) Bartz; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Elvera, three brothers, Carman, Arvin, and Harlyn, and one sister, Audrey.

Diane and family would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to Preston and Crystal for their quick response and assistance during our time of need.

The obituary may be found and condolences may be left at www.horvathfuneralservice.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 6th, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 6th, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Residence
    Address
    506 Kennedy St
    MARSHALL, MN 56258
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  • Service

    Monday, July 6th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 6th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Residence
    Address
    506 Kennedy St
    MARSHALL, MN 56258
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Julie Medbery

Posted at 09:15pm
Diane, I’m so sorry to hear about Dale. He was the beloved class clown in high school, always up to something. Early on, he distinguished himself by breaking his arm in some escapade. (which you may even remember, although I think that was in grade school). It sounds like he continued to make things lively for his kids and grandkids. He was irrepressible, and I have to laugh every time I think of him. The world will be a little less bright without him in it. My sympathy to you and your family on your sad loss. Julie Medbery
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Todd Lawrence

Posted at 06:10am
Peace be with the Bartz Family! Todd and Ellie Lawrence

Dayna Dunteman

Posted at 07:34pm
My condolences to the family. I have many happy memories of Dale lighting up the room whenever he walked into Miller's, the clothing store owned by Diane, my mom, and their friend Sharon. And it was a pleasure having Dale's son Todd as a classmate. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. -- Dayna (Bultman) Dunteman
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Mark and Jill Erickson

Posted at 05:30pm
We are so sorry to hear about Dale’s passing. Will always remember him coming into the Post Office On Friday for his “piece of candy”! He was a good guy; one of a kind! RIP Bartsy! Mark and Jill Erickson
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The Gulans

Posted at 03:01pm
Were so sorry about Dale. Thinking of you all.
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