Charlie Bartos, 99, of Traer passed away on May 7, 2014 at the Sunrise Hill Care Center, Traer. Services were held at Traer UMC on Monday, May 12 with burial at Buckingham Cemetery.
He was born July 11, 1914 on a farm near Traer. He was the son of Charlie and Mary (Kadrmas) Bartos. Charlie received his education at the Baker's Grove School.
He was united in marriage on May 3, 1941 to Gladys Sutherland in Unionville, Missouri.
He served in World War II from September 26, 1941 until his honorable discharge on November 18, 1945. He was sent to the front on January 15, 1945, with Troup B, 88th Cavalry. Engagements included Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was awarded one service stripe, two overseas service Bars, American Defense, American Campaign, European-African Middle Eastern with three Bronze Battle Stars, and good conduct.
Charlie was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation retiring in 1978. He was a long time member of the Traer United Methodist Church and the Traer American Legion Post 142.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys, daughter, Brenda Gitch of Shawnee, Kansas, son, Ron Bartos (Ilene) of Urbandale, Iowa and daughter, Anita Green (Fletcher) of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Kristin Gossett (Travis), Nikki Bartos, Benjamin Bartos (Christina), and Jessica Olberding (Scott) as well as seven great-grandchildren: Brittany, Taylor, Luke, Logan, Natasja, Tanner and Alexander.
Charlie was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, Fred and sister, Josephine Jensen.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 on Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Traer United Methodist Church with visitation an hour before the service. Burial will be in the Buckingham Cemetery near Traer. Full military honors will be conducted by the Traer Legion Post 142.
Memorials can be directed to the Traer United Methodist Church.