Raymond Otto Bartel, 81, Owensville, passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at his residence.
He was born March 15, 1939, to Otto R. and Lillie (Mitchell) Bartel, in Owensville.
He was united in marriage to Merle Jean Olten, Dec. 29, 1962, at Crossroads Baptist Church.
Raymond served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Rosebud American Legion and a former member of the Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon. He taught small engine repair for the 4-H Club for many years.
He was preceded in death by parents, Otto and Lillie; wife, Merle; and sister, Helen LaValle.
He is survived by children, Danny Bartel of Owensville, Rachel Tyree and husband Wayne of Sullivan and Shannon Smith and husband Robert of Union; brothers, Harold Bartel and wife Jewell of Marietta, Ga., and Jerry Bartel and wife Jan of Jefferson City; sister, Lorene DePau of St. Louis; brother-in-law, Dean LaValle of Union; and grandchildren, Michael Tyree and Kyrah Smith.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 13, from 9-11 a.m. at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Owensville. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kevin Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in Countryside Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville.