Larry Bartl

Oct. 29, 1944-July 20, 2021

Larry A. Bartl was born

on October 29, 1944 to

Alfred and Bessie Bartl in

Britton, SD. The family of

nine lived on a farm near

Stirum, ND for many

years. Larry died unex-

pectantly on July 20th.

After graduating high

school in Gwinner, ND,

Larry went to barber

school. His first job was in

Garrison, ND where he

met his future wife, Mary

Lou. The couple ultimate-ly settled in Minot, ND

where Larry went to col-

lege, worked as a sales-

man, then started his own

business, Pro Business

Forms, which he ran until

he retired. Minot was a

great community to raise

their family.

Larry loved to camp,

and the family spent

many summer weekends

at the lake where Larry

enjoyed fishing for wal-

leyes, having a campfire

and spending time with

his family. Larry was pas-

sionate about sports.

Whether it was cheering

for his daughters at their

gymnastic and diving

meets, or himself playing

softball, volleyball, and a

lot of racquetball over the

years. He was the 1997

ND Men’s A Singles rac-

quetball champion and he

competed in racquetball

in three Senior Olympics.

In recent year’s his great

joy was watching his

grandson play baseball

and hockey. Actually, any

activity with Ty brought

“Papa” much happiness.

Larry was also an avid

skier who went on many

trip to Big Sky Montana

and even skied in the

Swiss Alps.

In 2001 he retired, and

they bought their dream

home on Lake Victoria in

Alexandria, MN so they

could be closer to their

daughters. They felt wel-

comed into the communi-ty and made many good

friends. Many miles were

put on the cars with trips

to Minneapolis to visit

their daughters.

Larry was a man who

got great satisfaction from

fixing things up around

the house, working in the

yard and spending time in

his workshop. He was not

one to sit still and always

had a project going.

Later in life, Larry be-

came passionate about

hiking with numerous

winters spent in Utah,

where there were endless

trails to explore, golf to be

played and friends to so-

cialize with. There were

travel adventures to

Switzerland, Italy, Aus-

tria, and Germany. Dis-

neyland and national

parks were favorite US


Larry is survived by:

his wife of 55 years, Mary

Lou, and their two

daughters, Dawn Bartl

(Gary Milne) and Terri

Link (Ron) and grandson

Ty. He’s also survived by

his siblings: Kenny Bartl,

Donna Hammer, Darlene

(Lysle) Coleman, Mavis

(Glen) Thompson and

Connie Johnson, as well

as many nieces, nephews,

and friends.

Funeral services are Sa-

turday, July 24 at 10:30am

at the Church of St. Mary

in Alexandria and visita-

tion is Friday, July 23

from 5 – 7 pm at Anderson

Funeral Home with a

Prayer Service at 7:00 PM.

The family is grateful

for the compassionate

care that Larry received at

Alomere Health.

In lieu of flowers, dona-

tions can be made to

American Heart Associa-

tion or American Cancer

Society. Arrangements

are with the Anderson

Funeral Home.