Myrtle Mae Bartenhagen Schlutz, age 95, lifelong resident of Grandview, died Tuesday morning, January 6, 2015, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehab Center in Wapello. The daughter of Guy Henry and Mabel Buster Hardman, she was born on December 7, 1919, in rural Grandview. She married Walder Bartenhagen on October 4, 1939 in Sigourney. He preceded her in death on November 1, 1969. Myrtle married Dale Schlutz on January 2, 1971 in Grandview and he preceded her in death on March 4, 1993.
She graduated from Grandview High School in 1937 and attended AIB in Davenport. She was a homemaker and a seamstress and an active member of the Grandview Community Bible Church, serving as the church treasurer for 32 years, the AWANA secretary for 23 years, a Sunday school teacher, the Grandview Women’s Missionary, and the church choir. She was also a member of the Lucky 13 Club and the Grandview Federated Club and had served as the Grandview City Clerk.
Her family includes a son, Carl & Evelyn Bartenhagen of Omaha, Nebraska; two daughters, Elaine & Neil Wiele of West Liberty and Joan Woods of Wapello; five grandchildren, Michael & Lisa Bartenhagen, Katherine & Dave Merkley, Angela & Alan Feldman, Chad & Jennifer Grouwinkel, and Corey & Sarah Everts; two step grandchildren, Kevin Schlutz & Linda and Lynn & Howard Hagen; twelve great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Walder and Dale; a daughter, Suzanne Everts; a great granddaughter, Melissa; and two sisters, Bernice Snyder and Hilda Young.
The funeral ceremony for Myrtle Schlutz will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 10, 2015, at the Grandview Community Bible Church with Rev. Darryl Erickson and Pastor Rich Kolmus officiating. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery. Continue Reading