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Donald E. Bartrom

August 28, 1938 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 83)

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Donald E. Bartrom, 83, of Huntington, IN, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

Mr. Bartrom was born on August 28, 1938, in Huntington, IN, to Francis and Cecile (Allen) Bartrom.  His parents preceded him in death.  Donald married Mary Jane Eckert at St. Mary Catholic Church, Huntington, IN, on August 9, 1958.  She survives and resides in Huntington, IN.  

Don was a 1956 graduate of Huntington Catholic High School and attended the University of Detroit.   Mr. Bartrom was a self-employed tax practitioner with his wife for over 50 years. He always said he had the best boss.   Don was a member of SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church where he was very active and helped host marriage encounter weekends, member of the Christ Renews his Parish, and an instructor with RCIA. Don was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a former Grand Knight with Council #1014.  He was also on the first little league baseball team in Huntington County.

Along with his wife he is survived by three sons, Kevin M. (Rita Giovannoni) Bartrom, Madison, WI, Kenneth L. (Karen Ann) Bartrom, Fort Wayne, IN, Thomas E. (Kimberly K.) Bartrom, Huntington, IN; three daughters, Karen E. Bartrom, Columbia City, IN, Susan J. (Vince) Scher, Indianapolis, IN, and Sara A. (Randal) Warner, Fort Wayne, IN.  He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Adam (Emily) Bartrom, Phil (Val) Bartrom, Josh Bartrom, Jordan (Nate) Mundy, Ethan (Chelsea) Bartrom, Keegan (fiancé’ Julia Crist) Bartrom, Colin (Mary) Scher, Tara Scher, Brendan Scher, Jared Warner, Zach Warner, Kayla Warner; and 9 great grandchildren with one more expected in March.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard D. Bartrom, his twin brother, Ronald T. Bartrom; and one sister, Barbara A. Kastner.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN.

A Recitation of the Rosary will be held prior to the calling at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Additional calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry Street, Huntington, IN, with Fr. Tony Steinacker presiding.

A private burial with family will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Huntington, IN, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in care of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N Jefferson Street, Huntington IN   46750.

McElhaney- Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences:    www.mcelhaneyhartfuneralhome.com

 

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Wednesday
March 9, 2022

3:30 PM
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home
715 N. Jefferson St.
Huntington, IN 46750

Visitation
Wednesday
March 9, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home
715 N. Jefferson St.
Huntington, IN 46750

Visitation
Thursday
March 10, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
860 Cherry Street
Huntington, IN 46750

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
March 10, 2022

10:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
860 Cherry Street
Huntington, IN 46750

Private Committal

Mt. Calvary Cemetery
N. Goshen Road (State Road 5)
Huntington, IN 46750

Donations

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
C/O McElhaney - Hart Funeral Home 715 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington IN 46750
Tel: 1-260-356-3320
Email: mike@McElhaneyHartFuneralHome.com

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