Bartels, 49, a resident of North Fond du Lac, passed away at home on April 1,
2019. Rodney died after a long and
painful struggle with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. He was born in Tomah, WI on
January 21, 1970 to parents, Vernal and Patricia Bartels.
from Winnebago Lutheran Academy in 1988 and went on to UW-Platteville to study
communications. He moved to Appleton after school in Platteville. Rodney was an
events promoter and managed BDR Promotions. He had numerous friends in the music
Rodney was an
active member of the Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed music, his cats,
movies, listening to his sister’s adventures and travelling extensively
throughout the states.
survived by his mother, Patricia, and his sister, Verna of Fond du Lac. He was
preceded in death by his father, Vernal, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Visitation: The family welcomes relatives and
friends for a time of visitation at the Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division
Street, Fond du Lac on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Cremation
has taken place.
family extends special thanks to the EMTs, Fond du Lac Fire Department and Fond
du Lac City Police Officer Rochne West for their efforts.
condolences can be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.