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Marian Helen Bartenhagen
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Obituary for Marian Helen Bartenhagen

Marian Helen Bartenhagen, 71, of Hinton, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, at her home. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 48 years, John S. Bartenhagen, Jr.

Marian was born in Brooklyn, NY, on August 21, 1946, and was a daughter of the late Jacob and Anna (Curl) Wetzel. Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Kary Phillips and husband Ron, of Mt. Crawford, and John Bartenhagen III and wife LeAnn, of Springfield. She is also survived by her sister, Louise Wetzel of Queens, NY, and two brothers, Thomas Wetzel of Cincinnati, OH, and Robert Wetzel of Orlando, FL. The greatest joy of Marian’s life was spending time with her four beloved grandchildren, Ian, Anna, Elizabeth Kirsten, and Johnny. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kirsten E. Bartenhagen.

Marian had a vibrant spirit and a generous heart. She taught 2nd grade for 20 years in Prince William County schools, and for two years at Redeemer Classical School in Keezletown. Marian was a gifted artist, creating beautiful designs in clay and glass. She leaves many wonderful friends and former students who remember her fondly.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

A memorial service will be held at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 3, 2017.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

memorial service




2:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Service - Bridgewater Location

208 South Main Street
Bridgewater, VA 22812

Father Miguel Melendez officiating


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