Johann M. Bartel, age 75, of McHenry, died Saturday, December 31, 2016, at JourneyCare in Barrington. She was born November 16, 1941 in Blue Island to Walter C. and Mary Jean (Kachigan) Ziemba. On June 7, 1975, she married Francis M. Bartel in Morton Grove.
Formerly of Morton Grove, Johann was a resident of McHenry since 1978. She was the owner of Country Creations for 16 years, retiring in 2001.
She has always loved gardening and enjoyed many good times with friends and neighbors. Other enjoyments include spending time with her many grandchildren, crafting for her store, being a wholesaler for other businesses.
Survivors include a daughter, Laura (Michael) Martin of Destin, Florida, Daniel (Kathy) Bartel of Elburn, Michael Bartel of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael (Kimberly) Didier of Wonder Lake, Glenn Bartel of Crystal Lake, James (Kelly) Didier of Wonder Lake, Darlene (Kevin) Justen of McHenry, Rob Didier of Palatine and Christen (Will) Valleau of McHenry; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild, Benjamin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, Francis M. Bartel, on May 15, 2014.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral blessing will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to JourneyCare at www.journeycare.org or to JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an online condolence message for her family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050