John Bartlett, age 64 formerly of Delavan passed away at his home Wednesday April 26, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 1pm Friday May 5, 2023 at Grace Baptist Church in Mankato with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at Rice Lake Cemetery in Delavan.
John was born July 22, 1958 in Delavan to Lewis and Marjorie (Graeber) Bartlett. He was one of thirteen children. He completed high school in Blue Earth and then moved to Mankato where he lived and worked for 30 years. He worked at MRCI, something he enjoyed very much. When John wasn’t at work, he kept busy participating in the Special Olympics where he played softball and volleyball. He also loved to bowl, ride in fast cars and Johnny Cash. He had a special gift for remembering birthdays and would never turn down sweets. His faith and being a member of Grace Baptist Church were very important to him, but nothing more important than his family and spending time with them every chance he got.
Left to cherish John’s memory are his siblings; Patricia Goodrich of Albert Lea, Larry Bartlett of Berea, KY, James (Judy) Bartlett of Austin, Nancy (Larry) Jenkins of Winnebago, Mary (Kenneth) Hoffman of Mankato, Robert (Connie) Bartlett of Lansing, IL, Dennis (Jonelle) Bartlett of Winnebago and David (Vicki) Bartlett of Forest City, IA, sister-in-law Diane Bartlett of Roseburg, OR, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 infant siblings-Helen Marie Bartlett and Clarence Lewis Bartlett, sister Elizabeth Thornton, brother Laverne Bartlett and brothers-in-law Laverne Goodrich and Melvin Thornton.