Henry L. 'Hank' Bartell

Henry L. "Hank" Bartell

Dec 29, 1930 - Apr 22, 2009
Henry L. “Hank” Bartell of Lander died Wednesday morning, April 22, 2009 at his home. He was also known as “Paca” by his eight grandchildren. He was 78 years old.

Memorial mass will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2009 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Dave Erickson officiating. Flag presentation will be by the Lander VFW.

A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 26th at Holy Rosary Church.

Mr. Bartell was born on December 29, 1930 in Gallup, N.M., the son of Bruce Bartell and Edith (Leis) Bartell.

He attended the University of Texas-El Paso from 1949-1957 and was graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering, and Idaho State University from 1965-1967, receiving a degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Bartell served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged.

On December 29, 1956 he married Bernadette Wegener in El Paso, Tex.

Mr. Bartell had resided in Lander for the past 35 years, having also lived in Gouverneur, N.Y., Pocatello, Idaho, Seattle, Wash., Houston, Tex., Minneapolis, Minn., Washington, N.C., Butte, Mont., and Grants, N.M.

He had worked in the mining industry since 1957. He owned and operated a consulting business in mining and structural engineering from 1974-1994. He had previously been employed by Kerr McGee, Anaconda Co., Hughes Tool, Boeing Co., FMC, Gouverneur Talc and Western Nuclear.

Mr. Bartell was of the Catholic faith, and was a 50 year member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was a member of the American Association of Mining Engineers (AAME), Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Phi Kappa Tau and the “8 a.m. Coffee Group”.

The family said he enjoyed sailing, backpacking, skiing, coin collecting, computers, and was an avid reader. During the last 15 years his love was playing golf.

Mr. Bartell is survived by his wife Bernadette Bartell of Lander; sons Henry Bartell and his companion Tawnya of Lander, and Stephen Bartell and his wife Misty of Ponca City, Okla., and their children Bryan, Andy and Haley Bartell; daughters Kathryn Crook and her husband Joel of Brigham City, Utah, and their children Benjamin, Alexandra and Daniel Crook; and Kimberly Payne and her husband Derek and their children Cadie and Annie Payne; sister-in-law Peggy Bartell of Denver, Colo.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Bruce and Edith Bartell and brother Bruce Bartell, Jr.

Memorial donations may be given to the Wyoming Catholic College or Little Wind Hospice, in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com.