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Joseph George Bart Obituary


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“The greatest man I have ever known..... The best Grandfather a boy could ask for.... He is greatly missed. I love you Grandma. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Bart Dunmire - Normal, IL

“Dear Audrey and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Joe's passing.I always liked him and enjoyed talking to him.I am also proud to have had him as...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Mark Colbert - Decatur, IL

“We were so sorry to hear about Joe. He was a wonderful man and great boss. Really cared about people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Mac and Theresa Morey - IL

“Dear Audrey and Family Very sad to hear about Joe's passing. We have always been around the Bart family both in school and church. He will be missed...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Dick & Evelyn Taylor - FL

“I am sadend to here about the passing away of my dear friend Joe.We went to school together for 12 Years,and even took a math test in high school...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ray Tertocha - Alamo, TX

“Dear Audrey and Family, Please accept my sincerest sympathy on the loss of your husband and father.He was always a lot of fun to be around and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Joan Colbert - Decatur, IL

“Dear Audrey and Family, Words cannot begin to describe how deeply saddened we were on hearing of Joe's passing. Our friendship began in the first...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Henry W. Colbert - Decatur, IL

“Dear Audrey and Family, I was saddened to hear of Joes passing. He was a great man and will be missed by many. I have known Joe for most of my life...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bob Curry Jr. - Decatur, IL

“Audrey & family, I am so sorry to read of Joe's death. We know he's in a wonderful place but that doesn't diminish how much you all will miss him....Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Catherine Heiden - Effingham, IL


Joseph George Bart, 76, of Decatur passed away 2:30 P.M. Thursday, February 18, 2010 in his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, February 22, 2010 in St. John's Lutheran Church, 2727 N. Union Street, Decatur with Pastor Richard Krenzke officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M. Monday in the church. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Macon Resources. Joe was born in Decatur on October 26, 1933, the middle son of William and Helen (Kopetz) Bartuschewski. On December 31, 1954 he married Audrey Douglas. He enjoyed over two years in the Naval Reserves, before spending two years in the Army, serving in Germany. For twenty years he worked at Superior Welding and under Keystone Industries, became President of Union Iron Works, a sister company. He later became a partner and Executive Vice President of Kopetz, Inc. Joe was a devout Christian, loved classical music, and designing and building with stainless steel. His pride and joy was growing many varieties of grapes and making wine. He and Audrey traveled in all fifty states and over thirty foreign countries. All of his "Barn Buddies" will be missed. Surviving are his wife, Audrey, daughters, Jacki Bart of Decatur; Janatha (David) Thrasher of Decatur; and Julie (Frank) Dunmire of Macon; grandchildren, Bart and Chelsea Dunmire, and brother, Stephen Bart. His parents and brother, Robert proceeded him in death. The family of Joseph George Bart is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL.

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