Ronald J. Bartz

June 23, 1957-July 12, 2017

Ronald J. Bartz, 60,

Martin, ND died Wednes-

day, July 12, 2017 at the

St. Aloisius Hospital in

Harvey, ND.

Funeral services will be

held at the First Lutheran

Church of Harvey on

Monday July 17, 2017 at

11:00 a.m.

Visitation will be held

at the Hertz Funeral

Home of Harvey on Sun-

day July 16, 2017 from

4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Burial will be in the

Anamoose Baptist

Cemetery, Anamoose, ND.

Ronald James Bartz was

born on June 23, 1957 in

Harvey, ND. He was the

son of Robert and Frieda

(Filler) Bartz. Ron grew up

near Anamoose and at-

tended the White Town-

ship School until the 6th

grade. He then attended

Anamoose Public School

where he graduated in

1975. Ron attended

Bismarck Junior College

for one year. He then

went to Edmonton, Alber-

ta, Canada and attended a

Bible College for a short

time. Ron returned to

Anamoose and worked at

the McClusky Lumber

Yard before starting his

own carpentry business in

Harvey and surrounding


On August 9, 1986, Ron

was united in marriage to

Laurie (Gunlikson) Bartz

in the Anamoose Baptist

Church. On August 1,

1990, they were blessed

with one son, Robert

(Bob). In the summer of

1996, they moved to their

farm south of Martin

where they made their

home. Ron loved to watch

Bob participate in all of

his high school and col-

lege activities. There was

rarely a time he missed a

game or event.

Ron took pride in his

horses and gave many

wagon rides to friends

and family, especially on

Sundays when they had

Bartz family gatherings at

the farm. He also looked

forward to giving sleigh

rides to all generations of

the Bartz family on New

Year’s Day. He enjoyed

hooking up his team of

horses to his covered

wagon that he had made

from scratch and going on

trail rides. He would also

take his team to partici-

pate in the Rollag Thresh-

ing event in Minnesota.

Ron’s happiest moment

with his team of horses

was the honor of giving

his son and his bride a

ride on their wedding

June 17, 2017. Ron loved

listening to gospel music

and taking the time to

converse with friends and


Ron was a member of

the West River Teamsters,

the Western Minnesota

Threshing Association

and served on the Martin

Township board.

Ron is survived by his

wife, Laurie of Martin;

son, Bob (Megan) Bartz of

Stanley, ND; 2 grandchil-

dren, Mason and Brynlee

of Stanley; brothers,

Robert (Cheryl) Bartz of

Harvey; Clarence (Marion)

Bartz of Fessenden;

Lawrence (Nancy) Bartz of

Anamoose; sister, Mary

(Don) Beck of Anamoose;

many nieces, nephews

and in-laws.

Ron was preceded in

death by his parents. On-

line condolences may be

shared at www. hertzfun-