Bartell, Merlin W. 11/28/44-12/20/18
Promoted to heaven after a brief illness of pancreatic cancer. Merlin was born in Red Wing MN to Rev. George and Lola (Smith) Bartell. He spent his boyhood in Fredericksburg IA. He was a graduate of Sutton NE high school, UNL and was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran. On December 21, 1974 he married Marlene A Hennings in Omaha NE. He retired from Lincoln City Libraries. Merlin was an avid student of the Bible and from the age of 28 he looked forward to his soon coming Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife Marlene. Children: Micah Bartell Leander TX, Cheryl (Jacob) Widhalm Lincoln NE, Aaron Bartell Lincoln NE. Grandchildren: Bryson, Shea, Shelby, Kelson, Jameson and Aislynn. Brothers: George (Jeanne) Bartell Des Plaines IL, Eugene (Karen) Bartell Baltimore MD, John (Sherrie) Bartell Sutton NE and sisters-in-law Elizabeth Bartell Sutton NE. Nieces and nephews. Merlin was preceded in death by his parents and brother Thomas Bartell.
The family thanks the HoriSun Hospice team of Dr Bleicher, the nurses, assistants & social workers for their excellent care & assistance.