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January 21, 1928 – Monday, May 25, 2015

Service Information
St. Albert’s Catholic Church, Albertville, MN
Thursday, May 28, 2015
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
St. Albert’s Catholic Church, Albertville, MN
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
4-8 PM, prayer service 7:30 PM

Louis Paul Barthel, age 87, of Albertville passed away peacefully on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. Louis was born January 21, 1928 in St. Michael, MN to Albert and Lena (Kasper) Barthel. He attended St. Albert’s Catholic School until the 9th grade, when he started dairy farming with his two brothers on the family farm. On May 6, 1947, Louis met the love of his life, Sylvia, while at a dance hall in Rogers, MN. Louis Paul Barthel and Sylvia Marie Scherber were united in marriage on October 8, 1949 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Anoka, MN; the two were blessed with ten children. Louis purchased the farm in the 1960’s and farmed until 2001, at which time they sold the farm and purchased their lake home in Richmond, MN, which was always Louis’ dream of living on a lake. Louis has been a lifelong member of St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville, MN. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, horseshoe, pool, and watching the Twins on TV.

Louis is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sylvia Barthel; children, Mary Lou (Ron) Broll, Kathy (Daryl) Hennen, Sharon Helmbrecht (Dan Rassat), Diana (Dave) Quinn, David Barthel, (Jeff) Brant, Donna Barthel, Dennis Barthel, Lori (Matt) Martin, Nancy (Ray) McKenzie; 25 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Verena Zachman, Catherine Elsenpeter, Betty (Harvey) Zahler; siblings-in-law, Margaret Barthel, Richard Scherber, Mary Scherber; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Louis was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Lena Barthel; daughter, Joanne Brant; son-in-law, Gary Helmbrecht; siblings, Clarence Barthel, Al (Helen) Barthel, Ernie (Joyce) Barthel, Benno Barthel, Donald (Betty) Barthel, Norman (Dorothy) Barthel, Alicetine (George) Schroepfer, Florence (Pete) Isenberg, Cecelia (Delbert) Fish; siblings-in-law, Irene Scherber, Eugene Scherber, Francis Scherber, Betty (Clarence) Eicher.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 4-8 pm with prayer service at 7:30 pm at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11 am with visitation 1 hour prior at the church with Father Xavier Thelakkatt as celebrant. Interment at St. Albert’s Cemetery in Albertville, MN.

Casket bearers are Greg Broll, Brad Hennen, Brandon Helmbrecht, Dustin Quinn, Jeremy Brant, Cory Martin, Tyler McKenzie.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Doug Lindenfelser

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

  2. Bryan Georges

    Prayers to the family for your terrible loss.

  3. Lori Eicher

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather! Louis sure left behind an amazing legacy! Our prayer is for you to find peace and comfort in knowing that Louis is with God. May the peace of our Lord be with you all.


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