BARTZ, Donald

Posted: May 1st, 2020


SEPTEMBER 10, 1945

– APRIL 27, 2020

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Donald Bartz announces his passing at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Monday April 27, 2020 at the age of 74.

Donald was born to Conrad and Anne (Issler) Bartz on September 10, 1945. They resided on a farm in the Monarch area. Donald went to the Monarch School from Grade 1 to 6 and then finished his schooling in Coalhurst. Donald’s first job was working at Fred King Motors – then he went to Fleming Motors, Bridge City, Mountview Dodge (all of these were in the parts department), his last job was working with Off Shore (Global).

Donald liked to go fishing, camping, hunting, playing cards with the Wiebes & Lisoways, gardening and tinkering with old vehicles. He belonged to the Lethbridge Coulee Kruisers, the Royal Canadian Legion (Lethbridge & Coalhurst) and the Monarch Community Association. Donald was diagnosed with Bone Marrow Cancer in 2003- he had a stem cell transplant, went on many trials and always kept fighting & stayed positive to the end.

Donald is survived by his wife Donna (Vandenberg); sons Scott (Karen) Bartz and Greg Bartz; grandchildren Ashley (Garrett Holstine) and Nickolas; sisters Marlene (Bruce) Hubbard, June Dow; brother Roy (Janet); sister in law Alvina Bartz as well as numerous other extended family members.

He was predeceased by his parents Conrad and Anne Bartz; brother Kenny; brother in law Doug Dow; his in-laws Martin and Gladys Vandenberg and brother in law Henry Vandenberg.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic a memorial service for loved ones, including family and his many friends to attend will be held at a later date.

May God Bless You All.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, 960 19 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5 or to the Christ Trinity Lutheran Church, 416 12 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2R4.



2 Condolences for “BARTZ, Donald”

  1. Carol Erais (nee Bogner) says:

    Donna and family: We are so very sad for your loss of Don. He went through a lot with his health.
    Don worked with my dad, Tom Bogner, at Flemings. I think you and Don attended my dad’s 90th birthday party.
    I worked w Roy at the College and Janet looked after my dad when he was in the hospital.
    It seems an early age to lose a partner.
    I know God will bless you and comfort you.
    Please stay well during this time of supreme loss.
    In friendship, Carol and Tiv Erais

  2. Liz Wilson says:

    Donna – just read of Don’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. I was thinking of the two of you not long ago. Our chance meeting at Mings in Coaldale and our time together at TCF. Sorry we can’t be together at this time but if you let me know when the memorial will be I would like to attend. 403-345-5828 or email. I will call on Sunday May 3 if that’s alright. Liz

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