David R. Bartrom

David R. Bartrom, 73, of Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Bartrom had been employed as a machinist at Orton Crane, American Hoist and the Long Beach, CA, division of McDonald-Douglas. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

He was born July 26, 1935, in Huntington to Charles E. and Goldie Marie Braden Bartrom. He married Barbara Garrison on July 2, 1955, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntington. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include five sons, Rick Bartrom, of Kendallville; Rod Bartrom and Russell (Carol) Bartrom, both of Andrews; Roger (Kelli) Bartrom, of Fort Wayne; and Ronald (Angie) Bartrom, of Huntington; three daughters, Pamela (Lewis) Benson and Cathy Fettinger, both of Huntington, and Kelly Clymer, of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Gene (Esther) Bartrom, of Huntington, and Mark Bartrom, of Columbia City; a sister, Ruth (Bill) Garshwiler, of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, June 13, 2009, at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Rev. John Pfister officiating.

Preferred memorials are gifts to All Nations Friendship Center or the Young Golfers Association in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 233 N. Main St., PO Box 215, Andrews, IN 46702.

Online condolences may be sent through www.dealricefuneralhomes.com.