TAMA - LaVerne E. "Vernie" Bartling, 80, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his home in Tama. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held Friday, May 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of Tama: two daughters, Donnetta (Roger) Hinkle of Toledo, and Tamara (Scott) Shadden of Tama; three sons, Bradley (Shannon) Bartling, David and Daniel Bartling, all of Tama; and one son-in-law, Randy Lavoie of Rochester, Minn.; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters, Harley Kay and Lexi Mandelkow of Echo, Minn.; his siblings, LaRue Atchison, LaDean Watters, Arlene (Leonard) Starits, Roger (Mary) Bartling all of Toledo, Larry (Shirley) Bartling, Darlene (Richard) Ervin, all of Tama, and Shirley (Dave) Schultz, of Grinnell; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established.