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Published December 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Robert Bartholomay

Robert Bartholomay, 84, Sheldon, ND died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the North Dakota Veteran's Home, Lisbon.

Robert James Bartholomay was born March, 2 1929 in Sheldon, ND to Grace and Ervin (Becker) Bartholomay. He grew up and attended school in Sheldon until being drafted into the Army in 1951. He proudly served during the Korean War and was assigned to the 231st Engineer Battalion. After service, he returned to Sheldon and farmed with his father and brothers until he later went to work for Devries and Scherr/Edland Construction and spent many years in the construction business. In 1966, he bought the Al Kinney farm and took care of his parents on this farm until 1988 when he married Marie Boeder in January of that year.

Robert Bartholomay

Robert Bartholomay, 84, Sheldon, ND died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the North Dakota Veteran's Home, Lisbon.

Robert James Bartholomay was born March, 2 1929 in Sheldon, ND to Grace and Ervin (Becker) Bartholomay. He grew up and attended school in Sheldon until being drafted into the Army in 1951. He proudly served during the Korean War and was assigned to the 231st Engineer Battalion. After service, he returned to Sheldon and farmed with his father and brothers until he later went to work for Devries and Scherr/Edland Construction and spent many years in the construction business. In 1966, he bought the Al Kinney farm and took care of his parents on this farm until 1988 when he married Marie Boeder in January of that year.

Robert was a gifted carpenter and was willing to share his talent whenever someone needed a job done. Robert was a lifelong member of the Sheldon American Legion Post, #221, Percy G. Carter. He was a long time custodian at St. Mary's Church in Sheldon and also delivered Meals on Wheels for many years to Sheldon residents. In 2011, he was honored to receive the Ransom County Conservation award.

Robert is survived by his wife, Marie. Four brothers, Joe (Marian) Sheldon; Ray, Sheldon; Ralph (Connie), Sheldon; Ron (Sansanee), Enderlin; one sister, Marlene (Gary) Boyer, Carrington; a special sister-in-law Barbara Bartholomay, Sheldon and many neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Ervin and mother, Grace; his brother George and sister-in-law Ellen; brother Martin, sister-in-law Janice and sister-in-law Sharon.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m., Thursday at Our Lady of the Scapular Catholic Church. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

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