Richard H. Bartels age 83 of Clinton, passed away Tuesday Jan. 5, 2021 at The Alverno Health Care Facility in Clinton. A private family graveside service will be held Saturday Jan. 9th at St. Irenaeus Calvary Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at

Richard was born on Jan. 5, 1938 in Clinton, the son of John and Berniece (Hosette) Bartels. He was a veteran in the US Navy. He married Carla Wahl on Dec. 18, 1968 in Preston, IA. Richard worked at Clinton Corn Processing as a supervisor in the Train Yard Office. He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish.

Richard is survived by his wife, Carla Bartels of Clinton; two sons, Richard J. (Jen) Bartels of Batavia, IL and Brad (Juli) Bartels of Davenport; five grandchildren, Drew, Alex, Brian, Brynn, and Nolan; and a sister, Shirley Greathouse of Barberton, OH: and three nieces & four nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Sharon and Joyce, and a brother, Gary.