Hillsboro – Daryl E Bartel, 64, died February 11, 2017 at The Wesley Medical Center Emergency Room in Wichita. He was born July 5, 1952 to Eldon A. and Ethel Marie (Duerksen) Bartel in Hillsboro. He married Darlene Schmidt August 23, 1981 in Hillsboro. Survivors include: spouse, Darlene Bartel of Hillsboro; son, Lance (Kim) Bartel of Bel Aire, KS; daughter, Corissa (Collin) Mangus of Bellevue, Nebraska; brothers, Lynn (Fran) Bartel of Enid, OK, Lonnie (Julie) Bartel of Iowa City, Iowa; sister, Ellen (Don) Patry of Whitewater; 3 grandchildren. Celebration of Life Service 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017 at The Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church in Hillsboro with Pastor Brian Allen officiating. Interment 1:00 p.m. Thursday at The Hillsboro M.B. Church cemetery. Family will receive guests from 5 to 7 Wednesday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Memorials to Tabor College or the Church in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, KS 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com
Life Sketch taken from the Funeral Bulletin
Daryl E Bartel was born on July 5, 1952 in Hillsboro, KS. He was the first born to Eldon A and Ethel Duerksen Bartel at the old Salem Hospital on Main Street. They brought him home to a farmhouse near Lehigh. He attended elementary school in Lehigh. He and his siblings – Ellen, Lynn, and Lonnie – spent their younger years like most farm kids; following Eldon around doing chores and playing outside with other relatives. He later attended the Suncrest school and Hillsboro High School. In High school, he participated in Youth group at the MB church, FFA, choir, and band. In the summers, he worked on the farm and worked for Kenny Funk construction. It was during these early years that he found his lifelong friends.
After high school, he attended Kansas Technical Institute in Salina. He received an Associates Degree in electrical engineering technology. His first job out of college was in construction working for his uncle Larry Bartel which he continued for many years. He then held other jobs in custom harvesting, cabinetry making, and general maintenance throughout his adult life.
In the spring of 1978, he met Darlene Schmidt – a Tabor student. They were married on August 23, 1981 in the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. On August 28, 1986 their first child, Lance Alan was born. Four years later on September 15, 1990 their daughter, Corissa Marie was born. Their family of four resided on Bartel family land between Hillsboro and Lehigh until 2014 when Daryl and Darlene moved to a home on North Wilson.
Daryl Bartel is preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his wife, Darlene; Children, Lance and Kim Bartel and Corissa and Collin Mangus; Grandchildren: Abby, Carson, and Ethan; Siblings: Ellen and Don Patry, Lynn and Fran Bartel, and Lonnie and Julie Bartel; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.