Memorial services for Benjamin Arthur "Art" Bartle, 94, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7,2012, at Bustard's Funeral Home in Casper. Inurnment will take place at Sunset Memorial Garden in Billings,MT at a later date. Art died Wednesday, May 30,2012.
Art was born in Edgeley, North Dakota on January 14, 1918 to Benjamin Franklin and Ella (Hird) Bartle. He graduated from Edgeley High School. Art proudly served 5 years in the Army during the Second World War and was awarded an honorable discharge. After graduating from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D., Art became a printer. He moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked as a baker and for the U.S. Government Print Shop for five years. Art then worked for newspapers throughout the West, staying just long enough to read all the books in the library.
On October 12, 1957, Art married Adeline Sylvia (Root) Bartle. They made their home first in Miles City, moving to Billings, MT in the early 1960's.
Art is survived by his wife, Adeline (Root) Bartle; daughters Rosemary Ann Bartle and Tara Kim
Fairbanks; and over thirty nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Melissa Ann Bartle; five brothers: Wendell, Marvin, Wilbur "Bill", Fred, and Vernon Bartle; and three sisters: Mildred (Heinrick) Bartle, June (Aune) Bartle, and Ruby Bartle.
Memorials in Art's honor may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice and Transitions Program or Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Montana.