David Altevogt Bartholomew

Born: Wed., Dec. 30, 1953
Died: Wed., Sep. 25, 2019


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Sep. 29, 2019
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location


Memorial Service

4:00 PM Sun., Sep. 29, 2019
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location


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David A. Bartholomew

December 30, 1953 – September 25, 2019

     David Altevogt Bartholomew, 65, of Granger passed away at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, September 25th in his home surrounded by his loving family.  Dave was born December 30, 1953 in Ft. Wayne to the late Dorothy (Altevogt) and Alfred C. Bartholomew and has lived in Granger since 1995.  He graduated from Purdue University in Business Management in 1976. On July 16, 1977 in Bremen, IN he married his college sweetheart, Nancy Whitman, who survives.  Also surviving are his children, Kathryn Bartholomew Fehr (David) of Chicago, IL and Mark Bartholomew (Betsy) of Osceola, IN; and three grandchildren, Wyatt Bartholomew, and Naomi and Nicola Fehr.

    Dave worked as a manager for several companies throughout his life including Delmonte and McDonald’s Corporation, and as the general manager of Peerless Cleaners in Fort Wayne. In 1995, Dave and his family moved to Granger when he began working for the University of Notre Dame as director of St. Michael’s Laundry.  In 2003, Dave had the opportunity to work for Keystone Logistics in South Bend, where he stayed until 2017, and then retired.

    Dave was always friendly, easy-going, and had a good sense of humor.   In summer, he could be found boating and fishing on the Northern Indiana lakes and in Canada.  In the fall and winter months, he enjoyed watching Purdue and Notre Dame football and basketball games.  Year round, he loved spending time with family and friends.

     On Sunday, September 29th the family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd, South Bend. A memorial service celebrating Dave’s life will follow at 4:00 p.m. in the same location. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care c/o Hospice Foundation, 501 Comfort Pl., Mishawaka, IN, 46545.  Family and friends may leave email condolences at www.welsheimer.com. 

Charitable donations may be made in David's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice Care,
501 Comfort Ln., Mishawaka, IN, 46545

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Larry and Theresa DeVincent
   Posted Thu September 26, 2019
We were deeply saddened to learn of Dave's passing. Theresa and I send our heartfelt condolences to Nancy and the family. I will always remember Dave's smile and laugh !! He was a joy to be around and work with.
May Our Lord bless and comfort you all as you grieve and may He hold you close in this difficult time.

Kate Love-Jacobson
   Posted Thu September 26, 2019
Dave was such a warm and fun guy. I'll miss him. Much love to Nancy, Katie and Mark.

Kevin and Robyn Shafer
   Posted Thu September 26, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing! Our prayers are with you.

Julia Johnson
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
I came to work at Keystone Logistics in 2008, I worked with David until 2017, he was like family to me, his family is like my family. David was the kindest, funniest co-worker I've every had. He was also such a gentleman, I remember whenever it was his anniversary or Nancy's birthday, he would drop off flowers and goodies to her every year that I knew of on his way to work, I just thought that was so sweet of him to do, he was so very proud of his children, Mark and Katie and when Mark would bring his grandson by his face would just light up..He appreciated everything and everyone I am so thankful I was lucky enough to know and work with him for so many years, he is missed everyday.

Karen and Mike White
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
Dear Nancy,

We are so very sad to hear of Dave's passing. May you find peace in the 42 wonderful years you shared together and the beautiful memories you created.

We send our love and hugs from Whidbey Island.

With deepest sympathy to you, your children and grandchildren,

Karen & Mike

Sheila Brown
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
To the family,
I am saddened by you loss. I had the opportunity to work with Bart. He was a truly wonderful man and will truly be missed.

Sincerely,
Sheila Brown

Stephanie and Don Fehr and family
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
NANCY, MARK, KATHRYN AND FAMILY
We are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father and grandfather Dave. He was a wonderful person who loved closeness, family events and a good laugh. We are very happy to have known him and to share our love with those he also loved. May you find comfort in the memories of his life.
Fondly, stephanie and don fehr and family

Stephanie and Don Fehr and family
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019
NANCY, MARK, KATHRYN AND FAMILY
We are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father and grandfather Dave. He was a wonderful person who loved closeness, family events and a good laugh. We are very happy to have known him and to share our love with those he also loved. May you find comfort in the memories of his life.
Fondly, Stephanie and Don Fehr and family

Sheryl and Dave Kuntz
   Posted Sun September 29, 2019
Nancy, Katie, Mark and family,
So sorry for your loss our prayers are with you. So many good memories from the old neighborhood on Margot Way.

Debbie Holom Pieri
   Posted Sun September 29, 2019
To Dave’s Family: This must be so hard for you, with this great sadness of losing Dave. Dave and I went to school together at Lakeside Junior High School and North Side High School in Fort Wayne. I can clearly remember him always being incredibly pleasant and very funny; we shared a good group of friends. It seems Dave was always thinking of others and staying involved with school activities. I remember too, how nice his parents were. May your beautiful memories bring you comfort and peace.
Sincerely,
Debbie Holom Pieri