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Doris J. Bartel

July 4, 1935 — July 6, 2018

Doris Bartel, 83, of Moorhead, MN, passed into her eternal resting place with her Lord on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Elim Rehab and Care Center, Fargo, ND, under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Doris Jane Willems, the daughter of Ben and Mary Willems, was born on July 4, 1935, in Hutchinson, KS, where she later attended Central Christian High School. While attending Tabor College in Hillsboro, KS, she met Monroe H. Bartel, and they were married July 19, 1957, at Inman, KS. They were blessed with three children, Michelle, Kevin, and Lanette.
Doris enjoyed homemaking, cooking, and entertaining guests. She counted it a great joy to serve the residents of Elim Rehab and Care Center, by giving manicures for over 35 years. She knew her clients by name and enjoyed her friendship with them each week. Her life's enjoyment was ministering to young children in Bethel Church in Fargo, where she and Monroe are members. She taught Bible stories using crafts and props which she made herself. She also helped them in memorizing scripture in AWANA. Her smile and sweet spirit were a delight to many.

Doris and Monroe ministered together on mission trips to Mexico, Alaska and Belgium. They also enjoyed travel in the states, Costa Rica, Australia, and to Hawaii, where they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed gathering as a family, at resorts in the area.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Leo. She is survived by her husband, Monroe, Moorhead; daughters, Michelle (Bryan) Vidger, Fargo, and Lanette (Vern) Hanson, Detroit Lakes, MN; a son, Kevin, Moorhead; grandchildren, Arianna Vidger, Fargo, and Derrick Hanson, Detroit Lakes; a sister, Judy (Jarold) Esau; and a brother, Delbert (Lavonne) Willems.

A warm thank you to the staff of Elim Rehab and Care Center who have so attentively seen to her needs this past year, also to Hospice for all the lovely care given in the recent weeks.

Memorials preferred to Bethel's AWANA ministry, Hospice of the Red River Valley, or Elim.

Visitation is Sunday, July 15, 2018, 4 PM until 7 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM, in Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead. Her funeral service is Monday, July 16, 2018, at 11 AM in Bethel Evangelical Free Church, Fargo. Burial at Moorhead Memorial Gardens, following the service.

Cemetery Details Moorhead Memorial Gardens 7375 Hwy 75 S.


JUL 15. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Prayer Service

JUL 15. 7:00 PM (CT)

Korsmo Funeral Chapel

409 8th St. S.

Moorhead, MN 56560

Funeral Service

JUL 16. 11:00 AM (CT)

Bethel Evangelical Free Church

2702 30th Ave S.

Fargo, ND 58103


JUL 16 (CT)

Moorhead Memorial Gardens

7375 Hwy 75 S.


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