Wayne D. Bartling, age 71, of Fremont, Nebraska passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018. Funeral will be Thursday, 2 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel. The Rev. Anthony Gerber will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery with Military Honors by the Fremont Honor Guard. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ludvigsen Mortuary Chapel. Memorials may be directed to the family. Access the online guest book at www.Ludvigsenmortuary.com. Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont in charge of arrangements.
Wayne was born December 24, 1946 in Fremont to Leonard and Ruth ‘Moeller’ Bartling. He was raised in Washington County on the family farm. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church east of Winslow. He graduated from Hooper High School then served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1967 spending time in South Korea. After his military service Wayne returned to the area and worked for several places including Bird Engineering, Valmont as a welder and for a majority of his life farmed on the family farm in Washington County. Wayne was married to Shelly Raszick. Wayne has been a resident of Fremont since 1984.
Wayne had an engineers mind with a big heart and was sensitive toward everyone. He was very proud to have served his country.
Son – Jake of Fremont
Step-children – Julie (Kevin) Dvorak of Omaha
Chad (Nikki Divis) of Lincoln
5 step grandchildren
Sisters – Marilyn (Gerald) Bohling
Sharon (Louis) Thernes
Donna (John) Kriete all of Hooper
Many nieces and nephews
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.