October 30, 2013 | Vol. 100, No. 43

Marvin Wesley Bartel

Marvin Wesley Bartel, 90, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Wolf Point, Mont.

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He was born on Jan. 18, 1923, on the family homestead north of Wolf Point to Cornelius and Martha (Schroeder) Bartel.

When he was five years old, he and his twin brother, Monroe, started first grade at the Pioneer School 2 miles east of the farm. The twins only spoke German before attending school. They went to school with their older siblings either by riding horse, walking, or on the horse-drawn sled in the winter months. He continued his education there through the eighth grade and the...

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