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Joseph R. (Bob) Bartels

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, we lost a great friend and one of the founding members who helped in the formation of MRV Banks, Joseph R. “Bob” Bartels. 

Bob's experience on bank boards since 1969 was instrumental in opening MRV Banks.  In addition to owning and operating Bartels Farms, Inc., he was a seed dealer for Pioneer Seeds.  Bob was involved in many civic organizations and volunteered his time for many other non-for-profit organizations.  Bob served others in a number of different ways but did not want the attention or recognition but instead, did it quietly.

Bob had a wonderful sense of humor and could make everyone feel special.  He was a gentleman and will be missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Henrietta, 3 sisters and a brother along with a number of nieces and nephews.  Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.       

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