Margaret Bartman

October 16, 1935 - May 13, 2008

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Margaret Lorraine Bartman, 72, of Kendallville made her triumphant entry into Heaven after a sudden diagnosis of acute leukemia. She died Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at 2:55 p.m. at her home with her family by her side.

Mrs. Bartman has lived in Kendallville the past three years due to her daughter, Karen's relocation. She had owned a beauty shop, The Curl Shop in Lansing, Illinois, for over 20 years. She then worked in insurance billing for Jones Clinic in Munster. She retired early to care for her youngest grandchild, David.

She was born October 16, 1935, in Hammond to Arthur Lorenz, Sr. and Lorraine (Baldwin) Lorenz. She was married September 17, 1955, in Lansing, Illinois, to Wayne D. Bartman. He survives in Kendallville.

Marge was a life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing, Illinois, and has been a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville for three years. She and Wayne have been married 52 years, and share the love of each other, their family, and God. They have had a wonderful life together, knowing that in time they will be together again. She enjoyed taking care of her family, fishing, playing cards, and needlework.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen Bloom of Kendallville, and Lorrie and Daniel Wolf of Parkville, Missouri; five grandchildren, Sarah and Steve Gradek and David Wayne Bloom of Kendallville, Kimberly Wolf of Austin, Texas, Paul Wolf of Missouri, and Nora Wolf of Missouri; one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Chuck Peglow of Woodruff, Wisconsin; two brothers and three sisters-in-law, Arthur and MaryEllen Lorenz of Steger, Illinois, Kenneth and Donna Lorenz of Valporaiso, and MaryLou and Mac Bartman-MacConnel of Dyer; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be Friday, May 16, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 301 South Oak Street, Kendallville, with Rev. Paul B. Griebel officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery at Kendallville.

Calling will be Thursday, May 15, 2008, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville, and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

Preferred memorials are to St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville.

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the fenes family
May 16th, 2008 12:28pm

we are so sorry to hear about the lost of your mom ,grandma our prayers are with you.

Barbara (Broomhead) Fleisher
May 16th, 2008 3:10am
Monrovia, Maryland

Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother\'s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sarah, David and the rest of your family at this difficult time.

Fred Bartman family
May 15th, 2008 11:44pm
Buffalo Grove, IL

Dear Family: We are unable to attend and support you, in person at this time. However, please take note and feel our long distance love and support for you all. Peace be with you. With Love, Fred, Valerie, Samantha, Janelle and Taylor Bartman

May 15th, 2008 3:49pm

Please accept our sympathy. Thinking of you all and sending our prayers and Love, The Wolf\'s Wally, Annette, Chris, David and Bryan

Marge and Dewey Wenzel
May 15th, 2008 1:50am
ongville, MN

Please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of Marge. Our association goes back to High School where Marge and I played sports with the Girls Athletic Club. We have many fine memories of her and her family. Our love, Marge and Dewey

Jeff & Sharon Clapsaddle
May 14th, 2008 3:43pm
Sycamore, IL

Wayne & Family, Our thoughts are with you. We were shocked to hear the news. All sunsets will be remembered with food, drink and friends. The sun over the gulf is a little brighter with Margaret\'s help. Take care!

Teresa Deaton
May 14th, 2008 3:08pm
Montgomery, Alabama

You are in our prayers and we are so sorry for your loss. I met Marg through my folks Paul and Barbara Bennett at Panama City Beach. Marg would bring down something to eat every night. My son loved her stuffed mushrooms. My daughter and I liked the potato skins. She will be sorely missed. We all loved her. Teresa and Grady Deaton

Bill/Cindy Jones
May 14th, 2008 2:59pm
Munster, Indiana

Karen, So sorry to here about your Mom. Please tell your Dad we are thinking of him. We will keep your family in our prayers. God Bless The Jones Family