- February 14, 1947 - April 28, 2012
- Merrill, Wisconsin
of Mary's Passing
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“It's very hard to lose your "baby sister." That's not the way it's supposed to go. But I realize that you, Bill, and the kids have an even deeper...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Ann (Thompson) Estlund - FL
“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bartling family. Very sorry for your loss.
2 of 14 | Posted by: Missy (Schneider) Laporte Amherst
“My deepest condolences go to Bill and family. My life was better having known Midge. Matt Bartling & Megan Staff
3 of 14 | Posted by: Matt Bartling - Chicago, IL
“Bill and family, I am so sorry to hear of Midge's passing. While I haven't seen her in years, I will always remember her kind and caring ways when...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Christy Kell - Weston, WI
“Midge was my bridge partner, we always had an enjoyable time. She loved to share stories and pictures of her family, especially of her grandchildren...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Donna - Merrill, WI
“Bill Sorry foryour loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family Breck&Kallien Byer
6 of 14 | Posted by: Breck Byer - Covina, CA - friend
“We were all very sad to learn of Mary's death. She & I were friends since kindergarten and neighbors those early years. I spent a lot of time at the...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jeanne Griswold - Lancaster, WI
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peace, Prayers and Blessings. Tabby Schultz-Volz
8 of 14 | Posted by: Tabetha Volz - Weston, WI
“Bill and family, I am so sorry for your loss.... know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jane A, Deau - Merrill, WI
“Bill & Family: We were sorry to hear that your wife and mother passed away. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike & Jan Nissen
10 of 14 | Posted by: Mike & Jan Nissen - Merrill, WI
“All of your fellow Scouters in the Red Cedar District are thinking of you and your family at this time.
11 of 14 | Posted by: Brent Pahl - Cedar Rapids, IA
“Dear Bill and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Love Andrea
12 of 14 | Posted by: Andrea Cargiill ( Pascoe) - FL
“Dear Bill, Kim and family; I am so sorry to hear of your wife and mother passing. So was always so friendly and helpful. So will be missed by all.
13 of 14 | Posted by: Jerry Wistein - Charlottesville, VA
“Our Prayers and sympathy are with you in your time of sorrow
14 of 14 | Posted by: Kate and Allan Waldburger - WI
Mary "Midge" Bartling, 65, of Merrill, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. She was born February 14, 1947 to the late J. Miles & Dorothy (Gibson) Thompson in Lancaster, WI. Midge was united in marriage to William Bartling on May 26, 1966 in Freeport, IL. He survives. Midge was a 1965 graduate of Lancaster High School. She moved with her husband, Bill, to Merrill in 1971. Midge was a homemaker and was proud to be a stay at home mom. She had served as president of the Holy Cross Auxiliary and various bridge clubs. Midge served as a WIAA swim official and was a score keeper at most of her daughter's gymnastic meets. She was also involved in the Reading Buddies Program at Parkside Preschool. Upon retiring, she found more time to spend playing bridge and visiting her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of over 45 years; Bill Bartling, Merrill; five children: Christopher (Sara) Bartling, Shakopee, MN, Kurt (Jill) Bartling, Duluth, MN, Kari (Jerry) Somsen, Webster, SD, Kimberly (Graham) Campshure, Cedar Rapids, IA, and Cathi (Brad Corta) Bartling, Waukesha, WI; 11 grandchildren: Erin & Alyssa Bartling, Aliyah, Addison & Andrew Bartling, Brittany, Kelsie, Courtney, Kaelyn & Baylie Somson and Rob Campshure; one brother: Bob (Judy) Thompson, San Antonio, TX; two sisters: Joan Pascoe, Oregon, WI, and Ann Estlund, Fort Meyers, FL. Visitation will be from 1- 4 PM Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Waid Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Midge's name to Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.