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Barthel “Bart” Pirz

Barthel “Bart” Pirz, age 63, of Delano, died Monday, March 31, 2008, at his home.

He was born Nov. 25, 1944, in Roscoe to John and Anna (Schaefer) Pirz.

Bart was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War and retired from the Minnesota National Guard. He was a member of the Delano American Legion, Post 377.

He had been employed by Litfin Trucking of Delano for over 30 years.

Bart is survived by his niece and nephews, Teri (Steve) Roske of Foley, and Tim, Todd (Lisa), and Travis (Kelley) Winkelman; and brother-in-law Jim Winkelman of Foley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna; brother Celestine; and sister Jo Winkelman.

Funeral service took place Tuesday, April 8 at the Foley Funeral Home Chapel in Foley with the Rev. James Remmerswaal officiating. Interment was in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Military honors were provided by the Foley American Legion Post 298 and the Delano American Legion Post 377.