Michael A. Bartelt
January 23, 1959 - April 3, 2009
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1810 N. McDonald Street
Appleton, WI
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Bartelt, Michael A. “Mike” Michael Andrew Bartelt, age 50, passed away from brain cancer, at Cherry Meadows Hospice on April 3, 2009. He was born on January 23, 1959, the son of Melvin and Virginia (Dhein) Bartelt. Mike was a graduate of Xavier High School in 1977. After high school, he graduated from UW-Oshkosh with…

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Michele Hennick left a message on August 15, 2017:
We are having our 40th class reunion this sat and would just like you to know we are remembering our class mates who have gone before us. I met Mike in 8th grade and went on to Xavier with his. He had a nice sense of humor and was always nice and sweet. We will miss him not being there physically but we know he is with us spiritually. God bless
Julie Schuh left a message on April 10, 2009:
My deepest condolences to Mike's family. Mike was my very first boyfriend back at St Thomas More and I remember him fondly and often. Everytime I open my jewerly box I see the friendship ring he gave me in 5th grade that I had to have cut off my finger because it was too small! I have kept it all these years to remind me of the quiet, kindhearted boy I knew so many years ago.
Joanne O'Donnell left a message on April 7, 2009:
I worked with Mike at Humana, both back in the HMO days and when Mike was in Actuarial. His deep well of knowledge always impressed me. Mike could do it all. Mike was a quiet guy, but if you could get him talking it was always a treat! My sincere sympathies to his entire family.
Mary Beth Fischer left a message on April 7, 2009:
Mike and I were best friends for the first 10 years of our lives. We walked to school together everyday. He was a kind, sensitive and giving friend even as a little boy. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. My love and prayers go to his entire family.
Mary Glaeser left a message on April 7, 2009:
I was very saddened to hear about Mike. I worked with Mike at Humana in the early years of Network Administration. We shared a cubicle wall. Mike was always quiet but when he did open up, laugh we did! One of my fondest memories was of us ladies on the other side of his wall chatting about the TV show "thirty something", and out of nowhere, Mike stands up and joins in the conversation, not missing a beat! I actually just thought about him while doing my NCAA brackets, wishing I could compare notes with him. My sincere condolescences to the family. Mike was one of a kind, wonderful coworker, and he will be missed. Mary
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Judy Krawczyk left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was so sorry to hear of Mike's death. I had worked with him for many years at Humana and always enjoyed our conversations on sports and other topics. I recently thought of him as I filled out my bracket for the NCAA tournament...using some of his methods. I'm glad he was able to have a few years after retirement to golf as often as he wanted. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cathy Edge Rosebush left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Bartelt, Betsy, Tim, Mary & Family, I am terribly saddened by the news of Mike's death. It has been years but as Betsy's childhood friend I was an impossibly frequent guest in your household, always made to feel most welcome. Mike became as dear to me as a brother. His generous and passionate spirit along with his delightfully humorous outlook fill my earliest memories and help define me to this day. I am so sorry. Please know that you are all in my thoughts, with love, Cathy
Mary Lynch left a message on April 6, 2009:
My deepest sympathy to the Bartelt family. Although I did not work with Mike alot, I was able to get to know him shortly before he retired. He spent a few weeks turning over an application to me which he had built. Mike was very patient, kind and helpful. He also had a good sense of humor. Below is a quote from one of the last emails he sent before he retired ... it still makes me smile .... "the best time to reach me will be between 11am and 1pm - before that I will probably be sleeping, and after that I will probably be golfing"
Mary Krueger left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I worked with him at Humana on a large project where I came to appreciate his knowledge of every sporting event - especially golf. My sincere condolences.
Keith Sickler left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Mike and I started at Humana on the same day back in January, 1985. He was the first person I really got to know at Humana. I always enjoyed talking about high school and college basketball with Mike, esepcially the state colleges. He knew it all! One of the friendliest people I knew. Again, my sincere sympathies. Keith
Linda Larson/Ray Palmer left a message on April 6, 2009:
To the entire Bartelt family and most especially to our dear friend Mary, Ray and I want to send our deepest condolences. We know lives can change in an instance, and Mike's sudden illness and quick loss must worsen your sense of grief. We didn't know Mike personally, but if he is anything like his sister Mary his death must be a huge loss to his loving family. We have known Mary and Tony for over 30 years from the happy days of the cottage in Maine to the difficult days in the hospital in Rhode Island and they have always been there for us. Mary has been an integral part of our lives and during these times we learned of the love she had for her family and how important they all were to her. While she wasn't always able to be there with them in person, they all were always with her and a part of her. A part is now gone and for that we grieve with her. May you all find peace in your love for one another. Thinking of you with love and sympathy, Linda and Ray
Antonio L. Veloso left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Sam and Ginny, Betsy, Tim, and Mary, Andrew and I extend our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Mike's presence will always be with us as we celebrate holidays and family time together. Mike had just graduated high school when we first met. I impressed him by fixing his bike! I wish I could have fixed the cancer that took him from us so quickly. Mike's subtle sense of humor, his incredible capacity for knowing the stats and history of so many sports figures, men and women, always impressed me. Whether it was high school, college, or professional sports, he followed them all and was generous in sharing his knowledge and opinions. Mike, thank you for having been a part of my life; you enriched us all by your presence. Our fond memories of you will help sustain us in our grief now and for many years to come. We will miss you.
Bob Strick left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was one of Mike's teachers at Xavier High School back in the '70's and I would to express my deepest sympathies to Mike's entire family. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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