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Donald "Don" Hans Bartheidel

December 7, 1949 — April 13, 2019

Don “Buffy” Bartheidel of Pine City passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 69.

Donald "Don" Hans Bartheidel was born December 7, 1949 to Dorothy & Hans Bartheidel at the Rush City Hospital in Rush City, Minnesota.

Donnie grew up and attended school in Pine City. He graduated in 1967 from Pine City High School. After high school Don served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Over the years, he was employed by Earl's Body Shop, Teich Pine City Fuel, Pine County Hwy Dept., Lakeside Nursing Home and Schwing America Inc.

Donnie married Kathy Rike on December 13, 1975. They raised three wonderful children together. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and having coffee at Cabin Coffee with friends. You could always count on Donnie to tell you a good joke when he saw you.

Donnie was a family man and very proud of his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was affectionately known as Uncle Buff to his nieces and nephews. His family could rely on him for anything. He was always willing to help anybody.

He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.

Don is survived by his wife Kathy Bartheidel of Pine City; mother Dorothy Carlson of Pine City; children Steven (Beth) Bartheidel of Hinckley, Jody Fluegel of St. Cloud, Jeremy (Gail) Bartheidel of Brook Park; grandchildren Candace Bartheidel (David Johnson) of Pine City, Steven Bartheidel of Sandstone, Susan Bartheidel of Minneapolis, Melissa (Blake) Strickland and Molly Fluegel (Nathan Anderson) all of St. Cloud, Dani Fluegel (Zach Egge) of Pine City, Libby Fluegel (Nick Blomberg), Levi Fluegel and Katie Lindberg all of St. Cloud, Taylor Bartheidel of North Dakota, Aaron Watts and Zach Watts both of Brook Park; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Diane Papenfuhs of Idaho; brother Dale Bartheidel of Kentucky; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Hans Bartheidel; grandson Jeffrey Fluegel.

Reverend Rob Spahr will officiate at funeral services for Don: 11 AM; Friday, April 19, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Pine City. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned from 5-7 PM Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Swanson Funeral Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at the church. The interment will take place at Birchwood Cemetery in Pine City.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service – Swanson Chapel of Pine City.
www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 18, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Friday, April 19, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

405 Main St S, Pine City, MN 55063

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 19, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

405 Main St S, Pine City, MN 55063

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