Levi Richard Bartels

September 16, 1992 - December 23, 2012


Visitation: Visitation will be Friday from 2 – 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 – 8 p.m.
Service: Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Canton United Methodist Church with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.

Levi Richard Bartels, age 20, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Sanford Canton-Inwood Hospital.  Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Canton United Methodist Church with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Friday from 2 – 8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton, with family present from 6 – 8 p.m.

Levi Richard Bartels was born September 16, 1992 in Sioux Falls, SD to Sheila Plucker and Richard Bartels.  He attended school in Canton and graduated in 2011.  He was employed by the Vermillion (SD) Cemetery Association and currently at Laurie’s Café in Canton.

Levi is survived by his parents – Sheila Plucker and Richard (Tracy Montgomery) Bartels; his brother, Russell Bartels; his sisters, Janet Bartels and Kelly (Seth Miles) Bartels; his grandmother, Karen Plucker; and many other relatives and friends.   www.andersonandsonsfh.com

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25 condolences have been left

  1. Sheila
    Losing a child is a parents worse nightmare and life challenging in so many ways. I am praying for you and your family in this most difficult emotionally time. I wish I, or someone, had the answers to ease your pain and sorrow, but that is a question that will remain unanswered. I can imagine the anger you have towards GOD now, but I hope your faith will renewal and guide you. One day you will say “that was a close call”… that close call was because Levi’s wings protected you from the worse. Trust me, it will happen. The best I could offer you right now is a shoulder to cry on.
    The one memory I remember well of Levi was when he was a child. I was visiting you… you were angry at him for something and then within 60 seconds he would have you laughing with tears. Reading though the condolenses, it sounds like his sense of humor carried him through to adulthood and was a great friend to everyone.

  2. Im at a loss for words, Ive had the honor of having Sheila as a friend since grade school and I’m especially blessed for having the opportunity of knowing Levi and Kelly since the day they were born. My heart goes out to all of you at this time of loss. Levi was a great friend, son, grandson and brother. An all around good guy that touched so many lives. He ALWAYS had that cute smile and funny laugh going on..I will miss that. Such a terrible loss but God has other plans for Levi, though its hard to understand now. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I love you Sheila, Animal, Kelly, Karen, Shawna and Steph!!

  3. We are so sorry to hear about Levi, our heart just sank when we got the news, you have to ask your self why take him so young, well i beleive god has other plans for Levi, you see maybe Levi was needed in heaven then he was needed here on this earth, So with Levi smile and soft heart voice and a very big heart will be waiting for all of us to greet us someday in heaven, with that i know we will meet again someday knowing he be there to greet us in.
    MAY GOD BLESS US ALL

  4. Sheila–I can not begin to understand how you are feeling, but feel a sadness in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. So Sorry to hear of Levi’s passing.
    My thoughts and prayers go to you and family.
    Sorry for our Loss

  6. Richard,
    Sorry to read about Levi, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Betz and Louie Hentges

  7. So sorry to hear about Levi’s passing..he will be greatly missed, he always had a smile on his face, you will all be in our hearts and prayer thru this difficult time, so sorry for your loss..

  8. i miss u bro … all of us r praying 4 u and ur family. idk what all to say , Great man , NOT a Punk , A true friend in the mist of bad times. Have fun with jesus buddy !!! love u bro
    bigmike

  9. My thoughts and prayers go to the family and all of his friends. Im sorry for our loss.. If theirs anyting i can do to help please let me know

  10. We are so sorry to hear of Levi’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all, and hope the great memories of Levi help comfort you in the days to come! <3 <3

  11. I would like to say first of all my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Levi!!!! You all have been on my mind since this happened and if there is anything that I can do please let me know and I would also like to say that Levi you will be missed by so many people and you know why it is because you touched the lives of so many with that big heart of yours and that awesome personality of yours. It is so hard to believe you were taken so young but he must have needed you for something else. So Levi just make sure you wrap your wings around your friends and family right now to help them through this difficult time. Oh and just also want to say thankyou for being such a great friend to Breckin you were always there for her through good and bad and that is what a true friend is. RIP buddy and we love you and will miss you terribly!!!!!

  12. So sorry to have heard this sad news. We have many fond memories of Dan and Levi coming down to Vermillion to help us out and to get Bluff View looking the greatest it has for a long time. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you. Special people have special people in their lives – and you all are those special folks. Take care.

  13. Our thought and prayers go out the family. Levi may you rest in peace. God Bless you all.

  14. I am so sorry ‘little buddy’ – you always had a special place in my heart – I will never forget you! I pray for your and your family. I still can’t believe I will never see that wonderful smile again. There really are no profound words to say goodbye – I WILL MISS YOU!

  15. I will forever be able to hear your voice in my head saying my name when someone calls me “Sammy”. You were so very fantastic. I’m greatfull for growing up with you and Kelly as some of my best friends. Sheila was like a second mom to me, and I love her for that. Its truly a sad holiday knowing your not physically here with us, but I’m glad i know we have this brilliant and wonderful person up there looking down upon us all.

  16. My heart is aching for the family and all of us friends, Levi was an amazing loyall person, we are all truly blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing him and having awesome memories to cherish, much love to the family and friends

  17. Sheila and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your lost of Levi. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.

  18. Sheila and famliy,
    We are so sorry to hear about your lost of Levi. Our thoughts and prays are with you and your family.

  19. Levi was a great guy who made everyone laugh and was always willing to do anything for anyone. i loved him like he was my own son and will miss him dearly. karen, sheila and shawna if you ever need anything feel free to get ahold of me love you guys.

  20. Every memory I have of Levi brings a smile to my face !! Such an awesome person with such a big heart. It’s so hard to believe he had to go so early in life but his spirit will always shine down on you. I am blessed to have known him and your family. Sheila my heart aches for you and I’m here for you now and always just say the word my friend. May God wrap his arms around you during this difficult time.

  21. Uncle Richard- I am so sorry to hear about Levi. I am still in shock over his passing. He had suck a great personality and always cared about his family. The girls and I are praying for you. We love you. RIP Cousin Levi!

  22. We have known Levi ( and Sheila) since they were little. Our thoughts go out to the parent’s, grandparent’s,
    and Levi’s brother & sister’s. May peace be with you.