Sep 16 2014
Dunkerton: Earl Bartholomew age 94 passed away peacefully at his home, Monday September 15, 2014. He was born September 15, 1920 in Dunkerton, the son of Dan and Iva (Jenson) Bartholomew, he attended school in Dunkerton graduating in 1938. Earl was a veteran of World War II he was an airplane mechanic in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Earl married Irene Smith in 1941 she preceded him in death in 1980, he then married Norma Goeller in 1987 and she passed away on August 5, 2014. Earl farmed in his early years and later was a rural mail carrier retiring in 1984, he was also a bus driver for Dunkerton Community Schools and he retired from that in 1994. He was also a longtime member of the Dunkerton Volunteer Fire Department, serving as chief for a period of time.
Survived by: four daughters; Marcia (Rich) Young of Dubuque, Elaine Clark, Jeanette (Jim) Grady both of Waterloo and Lois Bartholomew of Burlington WI, two sons-in-law; Roger Lenz of Webster City and John Riordan of Westgate,two step-daughters; Judy (Mel) Neil of Fairbank and Cindy (Tom) Hagenow of Readlyn, one step-son Jerry Goeller (Dawn Johnson) of Fairbank, one sister-in-law; Nonnie Bartholomew of Dunkerton, 24 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren and 16 step-great-grandchildren.
Preceded by: his parents, his first wife Irene and his second wife Norma, two daughters; Dee Lenz and Leta Riordan, one grandson, Casey Dangelser and one brother; Gordon Bartholomew.
Services: 10:30 am Friday, September 19, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Dunkerton.
Visitation: Thursday September 18 from 4-7 pm at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank and for one hour before services, Friday at the church.
Memorials: In Lieu of Flowers to First Baptist Church or Peter Kress Post 636 American Legion, both of Dunkerton.