Diane A Barteld

April 3rd, 1931 to March 8th, 2012

Mrs. Diane (DeeDee) Arcele Barteld, beloved wife of Rev. Ralph T Barteld, and loving mother of her eleven children, went to meet her Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Diane was born April 3, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Clifford and Arcele Lockwood. She graduated from Eastern High School in Detroit. Diane and Ralph were married on November 24, 1951. Diane was a faithful and loving wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph; and children, who all miss her dearly: Susan Speckmann, Bill (Karen) Barteld, Mark (Sharilyn) Barteld, Doug (Karen) Barteld, Tim (Denise) Barteld, Laura (Dan) Castle, Paul (Amy) Barteld, Ruth Bailey, Janet (Dan) Lakenta, Steve (Michelle) Barteld, and Dave (Tammy) Barteld. She is also survived by her 27 grandchildren whom she adored; her brother, David (Anet) Lockwood of Roseville, Michigan; and her sister, Carol (Travis) Mosier of Summerfield, Florida. She was preceded in death by her brother, Clifford (Nancy) Lockwood Jr.

Prior to her marriage, Diane worked for a short time for the 3-M Company. She devoted all her time to caring for her children, grandchildren, and friends. Her life was dedicated to our Lord and everything she touched was a reflection of His love. She was always His patient servant. She is now in the eternal arms of our Savior.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012 at Marysville United Methodist Church. Rev. Joanne Bartelt, District Superintendent of the Blue Water District of the United Methodist Church, and Rev. Barbara Welbaum, pastor of Marysville United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Oakland County.

Memorials may be made to either the Central Lakeport United Methodist Church, Marysville United Methodist Church or Heartland Hospice.

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