Posted: June 26th, 2021


I know my Redeemer lives.

Job 19:25

On June 21, 2021, JOE BARTHEL went to stand before God, His Creator and Redeemer.

Joe was born in the Netherlands in 1932, and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1950. He married his beloved Johanna in 1960. Together they raised four children in the Lethbridge area. Joe had two careers: first with Duff Sound Equipment and then serving Maranatha Christian reformed Church.

Joe is survived by Johanna, his children and their spouses, Gordon and Michelle, Anna and Ron, Kenneth and Myrna, and Beverly and Roy; grandchildren Rebecca and Christopher, Josh and Melissa, Travis and Courtney, Jorden, and Alyssa; great-grandchildren Elijah, Clare, Case, Rylee Elyse, and Josephine.

A Memorial Service will be held at MARANATHA CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH, 260 McGill Blvd. W, Lethbridge, AB, on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. with Reverend Paul Van Stralen officiating. The service will be livestreamed and may be accessed via Joe’s obituary on the Cornerstone website.

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  1. Harley Middel says:

    Joe was an important face I will always associate with Maranatha, greeting people in the front foyer as they came into church. Truly a man with a servant heart. To Johanna and the family, may the comfort of knowing he is with the Lord abide with you, and help ease that empty place

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