Charlotte Bartell
Charlotte Bartell
GALENA, Ill.--Charlotte June (Schultz) Bartell, 69, of Galena, Ill., passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 at her home after a long illness.

She was born on June 8, 1940 in Guilford Township, the daughter of Albert and Elsie (McClain) Schultz. She was united in marriage to Richard Bartell on June 18, 1957, and together they had six wonderful boys. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1997.

Charlotte was employed by the State of Illinois Historic Site as a tour guide until her retirement. She loved to spend time with her family, and she will be sadly missed.

She is survived by her six sons, Kyle Bartell of Belmont, Wis., Roger (Jenni) Bartell, John Bartell, Russell Bartell, all of Galena, Jay Bartell of Dubuque, Iowa, and Scott (Cindy) Bartell of Benton, Wis.; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Marlene Green of Scales Mound; and a brother, Wayne Schultz of Stockton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; a sister, Alberta Hutter; and four brothers, Carson, Melvin, Vernon and Marvin Schultz.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at noon at the Furlong Funeral Chapel in Galena. Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena.

The family would like to thank family and friends for all there help and support during this very hard time. Also to Hospice of Dubuque for their care and kindness.