Wanda F. Bartilson


Wanda F. Bartilson, 86, of Anamosa passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, following a brief illness. Rev. Melody Williams officiated the funeral services held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, with burial at Green Cemetery, Morley. A luncheon followed the burial and was held at the Lawrence Community Center. Family and friends called from 9 a.m. to the time of service. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www.goettschonline.com.

She is survived by a son, Robert (Sherri) Wageman of Anamosa; a stepdaughter, Barbara Bartilson of Aurora, Ill.; stepsons, James (Rose) Bartilson of Homer, Alaska, and David (JoAnne) Bartilson of Sun City, Ariz.; grandchildren, Timothy Wageman, Cally Wageman and Ryan Wageman; a stepgrandson, John Bartilson; nephew, Terry (Linda) Barger; niece, Naomi Barger; and many great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; her brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Lorraine Barger; and nephew, Stuart “Curt” Barger.

Wanda F. Barger was born at Farley on Dec. 28, 1932. She was the daughter of Frank and Amber (Stuart) Barger. Wanda graduated from Morley High School in 1950. She was united in marriage on May 27, 1979, to Robert Bartilson in Morley.

Wanda worked for Rockwell Collins for 40 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Morley. She was a long-time member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1362. She was an avid Cubs and Hawkeye fan. Wanda enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, visiting the casinos and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

The family would like to thank the staffs of the Jones Regional Hospital, Palliative Care, Cardiac Rehab, Above & Beyond Health Care, Mercy Hospital, Mercy Hospice, Anamosa Care Center and Dr. Charles Vernon.

Memorials may be directed to the Jones County animal shelter (Animal Welfare Friends).

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