Merlin B. Bartels, 83, of Belmont, died on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Lancaster Care Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2012 at the Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Father Bernard Rott will officiate. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery, Belmont. Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Melby-Bendorf Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, or from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday. Memorials may be made to the Merlin B. Bartels Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at www.melbyfh.com
Complete obituary is in the November 28, 2012 issue of The Platteville Journal.