Carol A. Bartels

1949-01-27 - 2023-07-27

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)

Visitation: Monday, July 31 from 3pm to 8pm

Service Date: 2023-08-01

Service Time: 10:30AM

Place of Service: St. Mary Catholic Church 227 Monee Road, Park Forest, Illinois (Map-it)

Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-672-7600

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Carol A. Bartels (nee Liesenfelt), 74, longtime resident of Crete, Illinois passed away July 27, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Alan W. Bartels; loving mother to Brooke Joerms, Jennifer Bartels, Lesley Bartels and Amanda (Shaun) DeCamp. Cherished grandmother to Kaylie, Alexis, Juliana, Emma, Caroline, Brice, Reid, Aden and Olivia. She was preceeded in death by her parents Leslie and Therese (nee Korem) Liesenfelt; and one sister Eileen Libb. Survived by one sister Linda Eason; three nieces and one nephew.  Carol graduated from Marian Catholic High School and was a devoted employee of St. Mary Church in Park Forest. She dedicated her life to family, faith, tradition and community. Carol loved Hallmark Christmas Movies, wine and rescue dogs. She was passionate about her Catholic Faith as a loyal member of St. Mary Church. She enjoyed teaching, volunteering and sharing her faith with others.

Visitation will be Monday, July 31st from 3pm until 8pm at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street Crete, Illinois. Leaving funeral home at 10AM for a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30am on Tuesday, August 1st  at St Mary Catholic Church, 227 Monee Rd Park Forest, Illinois. Entombment: Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood Illinois. Info: 708-672-7600.




  1. Mary Anne Mele on July 28, 2023 at 12:25 pm
    Carol was an amazing and extraordinary woman and will be leaving a tremendous void in the hearts of all of us at St Mary’s Parish. She will be deeply missed. Rest in peace, dear friend!

  2. Sandy Drechny on July 28, 2023 at 6:20 pm
    Carol, you have been loved so much by so many and have been a living example of a Christian woman! You will be SO omissed by SO many.

  3. Joe & Lisa Horvath on July 28, 2023 at 6:20 pm
    Carol, you will be missed. Prayers to the Bartels family through this difficult time.

  4. Michael on July 28, 2023 at 6:31 pm
    Together again. Blessings to you both!

  5. Jeanmarie Nuno on July 29, 2023 at 1:57 pm
    Many good memories of Carol in my years at St. Mary school and church. R.I.P.

  6. Canty family on July 29, 2023 at 6:28 pm
    We are very grateful for the many ways Carol loved and served her family and her parish family. She and Alan both gave generously from their hearts. You are missed! Rest in peace.

  7. Cindy Caposey on July 29, 2023 at 8:38 pm
    Carol was a very special lady. Shared many wonderful times with her and Alan at the State Farm gatherings. May she rest in peace and my deepest sympathy to her family.

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