Laurence Bartels

August 10, 1950May 27, 2014

Laurence William Bartels, 63, of Greeley, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Larry was born on August 10, 1950 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Derald and Joan Carol (Wheeler) Bartels.

Larry was raised and educated in DeWitt, Nebraska. He graduated from DeWitt High School and later entered the U.S. Navy. He was honorably discharged on November 10, 1971. He had attained the rank EM3. Larry then attended Doane College in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. After his graduation from college, Larry lived in Lincoln. He worked for Nebraska Public Power Districit and was later transferred to Hastings, Nebraska. On June 13, 1997, he married Korin Bogrett in Hastings. They moved to Greeley, where Larry worked for US Department of Energy as a system control operator.

Larry had a gentle heart, great sense of humor and loved the ocean. He enjoyed fishing, woodcarving, playing with his grandchildren and walking his dog, Marshall. Larry was a fan of the Colorado Rockies and John Wayne was his hero. He was Korin’s soulmate and was a wonderful father, grandfather and provider for his family.

Larry is survived by his wife, Korin; three daughters, Kara Maughan (Jacob) of Clearfield, Utah and Janelle Bartels and Andra Bartels, both of Lincoln; two sons, Ben Brohl (Sarah) of Hastings and Dillon Bartels (Erica) of Lincoln; brother, Dean Bartels of Greeley and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Mark.

Celebration of Life will be 10:00 a.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Stoddard Funeral Home.

Please visit to sign online guestbook.


Laurence Bartels

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Tim Torczon

June 23, 2014

Larry was a great guy, had the pleasure to work with twice at Doniphan, Ne. I was sad when he left Doniphan. He was fun to work with and will be missed.

June 6, 2014

Larry had a great sense of humor and such a fun guy. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him and Korin. May God Bless his family.

Kaye Richards Hastings, NE

Greg Hier

June 3, 2014

Larry was great guy, and what a sense of humor. We always enjoyed his visits to our power plant and he was so willing to help with anything.
The Sheldon family will miss you, Larry.
My condolences to the family.

Rita Leyba

June 2, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Tom Morrissey

June 2, 2014

Korin and Family
Larry had an indomitable spirt and zest for life. His sense of humor was second to none and he helped everyone he could. We will truly miss him.

June 2, 2014

I knew Larry many years ago when he worked for Nebraska Public Power District on the Lincoln area crew. A fun person to work with and enjoyed at that time his optimistic spirit. My condolences to the family for his loss.
Richard Rahrs (Columbus,NE)

Thomas B

June 2, 2014

I knew Larry from the early days working at Nebraska Public Power District in Hastings, Nebraska and we talked often on the phone with our respective company's here in Loveland, Colorado. The world is a lesser place in his absence. I will greatly miss you my friend.

Daniel Adams

June 2, 2014

I never had a bad day when I worked with Larry, he had an easy way about him and was always there if you needed him, you will be missed my friend, rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


June 2, 2014

My heart aches

June 1, 2014

We were so sorry to hear about Larry, Korin. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shirley and Larry Benson