Henrietta M. Bartell, 93, Huntingburg

HenriettaHenrietta M. Bartell, 93, of Huntingburg, died Thursday (November 7)1 at The Waters Of Huntingburg. She was born October 9, 1920, in Ferdinand to Edward and Margaret (Nord) Oser. She married Raymond Bartell August 17, 1943, in St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He preceded her in death in 1998.

Henrietta was a retired church secretary, a member of St. Meinrad Post 366 Auxiliary, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. She enjoyed knitting.

She is survived by one daughter, Maryann Bartell, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; four sons, James Bartell, Long Beach, California, Raymond Bartell, Jr.,Big Rapids, Michigan, William “Bill” Bartell, Cincinnati, and Robert “Bob” Bartell, Lansing, Michigan; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Rosemary Downing, Russellville, Ohio, Virginia Hubert, St. Croix, and Rita Buechlein, Huntingburg; three brothers, Leroy Oser, Siberia, Edward Oser, Ferdinand;  George Oser, Mariah Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Henrietta was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Carter, three sisters, Dolores Carnahan, Margaret Martin, and Louisia Oser, in infancy, three brothers, Alfred “Jim” Oser, Walter Oser, and Robert  “Bob” Oser, and her step-mother Olivia (Meyer) Oser.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Martin Of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. (CST) Monday and 7:00 to 9:30AM Tuesday at the Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences may be made at www.becherfuneralhome.com.

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