Laurence William Bartels, 63, of Greeley, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Larry was born on August 10, 1950 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Derald and Joan Carol (Wheeler) Bartels.
Larry was raised and educated in DeWitt, Nebraska. He graduated from DeWitt High School and later entered the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged on November 10, 1971. He had attained the rank EM3. Larry then attended Doane College in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated with a bachelor's degree. After his graduation from college, Larry lived in Lincoln. He worked for Nebraska Public Power Districit and was later transferred to Hastings, Nebraska. On June 13, 1997, he married Korin Bogrett in Hastings. They moved to Greeley, where Larry worked for US Department of Energy as a system control operator.
Larry had a gentle heart, great sense of humor and loved the ocean. He enjoyed fishing, woodcarving, playing with his grandchildren and walking his dog, Marshall. Larry was a fan of the Colorado Rockies and John Wayne was his hero. He was Korin's soulmate and was a wonderful father, grandfather and provider for his family.
Larry is survived by his wife, Korin; three daughters, Kara Maughan (Jacob) of Clearfield, Utah and Janelle Bartels and Andra Bartels, both of Lincoln; two sons, Ben Brohl (Sarah) of Hastings and Dillon Bartels (Erica) of Lincoln; brother, Dean Bartels of Greeley and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mark.
Celebration of Life will be 10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Stoddard Funeral Home.
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