Bernice Bartel, 96, of Hillsboro died March 23 at Parkside Homes in Hillsboro. She was born Aug. 26, 1916, north of Hillsboro to Benjamin A. and Mary (Dirks) Unruh. She was a homemaker.
She married Walter J. Bartel on Sept. 9, 1938, at Johannestal Mennonite Church, rural Hillsboro.
She is survived by a son, James Bartel of rural Hillsboro; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter, Jeanette Leuszler.
A celebration of life was scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Trinity Mennonite Church. Burial was at 10 a.m. at Johannestal Cemetery, rural Hillsboro. Visitation was Tuesday.
A memorial fund has been established for Trinity Mennonite Church.