OBITUARY

Rodney Alan Bartling

March 21, 1965July 27, 2018
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Rodney Alan Bartling was born into the world on March 21, 1965 in Nebraska. He and his family moved to Lakewood, Colorado where he grew up. He graduated from Alameda High School in 1983. He made many friends and earned a lot of respect along the way. He was a very loving father and a generous man. He touched the lives of coworkers, friends and family each and every day. He had a way of making everybody feel good. He never looked down on anyone and always made everybody feel genuinely welcome. He will be missed by all and we will honor him in the years to come. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard (Dick) and Sylvia Bartling. He is survived by his daughters Ashley and Alyssa, his sister Michele and brother Barry.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
REMEMBERING

Rodney Alan Bartling

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Leandra & Bill Snyder

August 9, 2018

Rodney was one of the sweetest, most cheerful and funniest kids we ever knew, and watching him grow up was a joy. We will miss seeing him with his big smile. We love you Rod, and may you rest in peace in the arms of Jesus.

Gina DeSpain Micheletti

August 6, 2018

Rod,
I have always felt something special for you. When we were young it was those hands, and your smile. That toe head blonde hair and those beautiful blue eyes. When we were teenagers it was the qualities you displayed. Standing up for what was right.
Four years ago I was blessed to be a part of your life. To get to know you better and to love you. I was finally able to hold those hands I love. I was there to listen and care and you did the same for me. I am grateful for our memories and for getting to know your wonderful daughters Ashley and Alyssa, and Barbara and your family.
Thank you for believing in me and helping me to feel secure. Thank you for so many things. I will always love you. I will carry your love in my heart all the days of my life.


Love,
Gina DeSpain :)

Lydia Kerr

August 4, 2018

So very sad to hear that Rod has passed. Sometimes the good ones are taken too early, way before we are done enjoying them. I was very lucky to work with Rod at Western Union. Although we were not in the same department, he and I would often be on the hunt for data & answers to solve hard business questions and processes. He was always willing to dig in & share his knowledge. He was really smart! The best part of working with Rod was not the work... he was a great friend who was always happy to see you and a great listener. His family should know that even though they don't know us, I would bet there are dozens and dozens of people just like me. People who Rod's gracious spirit touched as he made his way through this life. Ashley and Alyssa know that he ALWAYS spoke so highly of you, he would just light up talking about your latest adventures. Rest easy with the angels Rod, you will be missed...

Conrad Condon

August 4, 2018

Ashley Bartling

August 3, 2018

Dad,
It is a true honor being your daughter. I will always look up to you in how you enjoyed every moment in life and cared for every person you met, no matter the circumstance. I want to thank you for supporting every dream of mine ever since I was a child and for encouraging me to try new things. You always said you would make anything happen. Every memory with you will be cherished forever and I will remember you as the incredible soul that you are. You made this world a more beautiful place with your fun, loving spirit and I am so lucky for all the time I was able to spend with you.

I love you so much, Dad<3 You will always be in my heart

Rick Link

August 3, 2018

Rod was an amazing man. He was great to work with and always there to help. He spoke often of his daughters and how proud he was of them. He also spoke often about his former wife. Although they were no longer married, Rod would talk about the love he had for her. Rod will be greatly missed. My condolences to all.

Randi Bartling

August 3, 2018

Rod was such a caring and generous person, loved his daughters so much and was so proud of them,Barbara was the love of his life and always will be,I will miss your wonderful laugh and your sense of humor, heaven has a beautiful angel now so please watch over all of us,I love and will miss you!

Barbara Helvie

August 3, 2018

To Rod, the love of my life and father to our girls. You gave us a life full of love, laughter, and fun. You were our rock, our support, and our protector. You cared for us unconditionally and would do anything to make sure we were okay. You taught the three of us many good lessons in life that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. You're an amazing man and your legacy will live on within us. You are deeply loved and missed, but please know that in my heart, there is a VERY special place for you! I love you ALWAYS AND FOREVER! Until we meet again...

Alyssa Bartling

August 3, 2018

Dad,
To the dad who unconditionally loves, supports, and cares. You are an inspiration and a hero to many. You have taught me so much in this life time. You taught me to always be the bigger person, to always enjoy every second of the day, and to live my life to the fullest. You taught me to just "Let it Be" and to take every day minute by minute. Even through the toughest times, you always managed to reassure me by saying "We always make it through, as long as we have each other." I can not even explain one of my favorite memories with you, because every time I saw you, it was one to remember. I will cherish every single moment we have had together and hold it close to my heart. You never failed to make me laugh and you would always brighten up my day. You will forever be in my heart and I love you so much.
It's not goodbye, it's until I see you again<3
Fly high for me dad, Rest in peace

val Smalle ODonnell

August 3, 2018

Biography

Rodney Alan Bartling was born into the world on March 21, 1965 in Nebraska. He and his family moved to Lakewood, Colorado where he grew up. He graduated from Alameda High School in 1983. He made many friends and earned a lot of respect along the way. He was a very loving father and a generous man. He touched the lives of coworkers, friends and family each and every day. He had a way of making everybody feel good. He never looked down on anyone and always made everybody feel genuinely welcome. He will be missed by all and we will honor him in the years to come. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard (Dick) and Sylvia Bartling. He is survived by his daughters Ashley and Alyssa, his sister Michele and brother Barry.