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Benjamin Joseph Bartle

November 7, 1987 — October 8, 2016

Benjamin Joseph Bartle, 28, of Mayville, ND passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. Benjamin was born on November 7, 1987 to Michael L. and Patricia Wood Bartle in Jamestown, ND. He grew up on the family farm, the fourth generation to live on the farm. He was baptized at Kulm Baptist Church, Kulm, ND in 2003 and joined the church at that time. He attended Edgeley Public School in Edgeley, ND. He graduated in 2006. During his teenage years he was involved in Child Evangelism. He shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ across South Central North Dakota. Benjamin continued his testimony and desire to evangelize during his college years through his involvement in Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ). He did summer mission projects to Medora and the Far East. In April 2006, Benjamin joined the US Army Reserve. Following high school graduation he attended basic training at Fort Sill, OK. He enrolled at NDSU to study mathematics and minored in computer science. He finished his Bachelor of Science in December 2010. During his NDSU years he was involved in Horticulture Club and served as a math tutor. Benjamin met his wife, Brandy Lynn (Scheffler) during his college involvement with Cru. They were married August 13, 2011. They have one daughter Bella Carol, born April 11, 2016. Benjamin deployed to Afghanistan with a unit from Decorah, Iowa. He was on active duty through January 2012. Benjamin achieved the rank of Sargeant and was a member of the US Army Reserve at the time of his death. Benjamin earned the following decorations, medals, badges, citations and campaign awards: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army, Served a Designated Imminent Danger Pay Area, Service in Manas, Afghanistan. Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, NATO Medal, Driver and Mechanic Badge with driver-wheeled vehicle(s). Benjamin and Brandy continued their service to God as leaders of Bible Study and Cru at Mayville State. They went with a college group on a short-term mission trip to Dominican Republic in 2015. Benjamin was a member of Riverside Evangelical Church, Mayville, ND. Benjamin enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting and fishing. Benjamin was also a woodworking enthusiast. His most recent project was a crib for Bella. He also enjoyed woodturning. Board games were a passion he shared with his wife and friends. Benjamin is survived by his wife Brandy (Scheffler) Bartle, his daughter, Bella Carol Bartle, his parents Mike and Patty Bartle, his sister Emma Rose (Tyler) Tufte, his brother, Nicholas John Bartle, his paternal grandmother, Gertrude (Yonker) Bartle, his maternal grandparents D. Lorin Wood, LaVona (Kadera) Wood. Other family included his father-in-law, Joel C. Scheffler, mother-in-law Kathryn (Mulcahy), brothers-in-law Ronald J. Scheffler, Brian K. (Danielle) Scheffler, Jeana R. Scheffler (Chris Krabbenhoft); nieces Claire Scheffler, Lila Scheffler and Eve Scheffler; and Adriana Tufte. Also many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lloyd Fred Bartle. Visitation: Will be 6–8 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 with a 8 PM Public Prayer Service at the Riverside Evangelical Free Church in Mayville, ND and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Service: 10:00 AM Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Riverside Evangelical Free Church in Mayville, ND. Military Honors: May~Port Honor Guard and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors. Burial: Will take place in the Mayville Cemetery, Mayville, ND.
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