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Jodi L. (Ponfil) Bartel

November 16, 1969 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 54) 54 Years Old

Jodi Bartel Obituary

Jodi Lynn Bartel, age 54, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Thursday, January 4, 2024. She was born on November 16, 1969 in Appleton, WI to John and Peg Ponfil.

Jodi worked as a hairdresser for several years before going on to college and becoming a dental hygienist. She loved her family more than anything and enjoyed being in the outdoors, especially camping. Jodi also had a passion for decorating, DIY projects, and gardening. She loved to be in the kitchen where she enjoyed canning, cooking, and of course, taste testing.

Jodi is survived by her loving husband, Paul Bartel; children: Lukas and Brynn Bartel; her father, John Ponfil; sisters: Johanna (Todd) Brown, Missy Ponfil, and Molly Ponfil; mother-in-law, Rhonda (fiancé Gerald Leitermann) Bartel; brothers-in-law: Ryan (Heather) Bartel, and Chad Bartel; nephews: Austin and Spencer (friend Bailey) Bartel; and nieces: Stephani (Job) Cummings and their son, Alex, and Samantha (Travis) Luft. She is further survived by many extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Peg Ponfil; father-in-law, Michael Bartel; grandparents: John and Florence Ponfil, Robert and Gloria Hash, Eugene and Beatrice Roepcke, and Raymond and Gertrude Bartel; uncles: Mike, Roger, Jerry; and her aunt, Marie.

A memorial service for Jodi will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Christ the King Church, 601 S. Washington St., Combined Locks, WI 54113. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. at church and will continue until the time of the service. For online condolences, please visit

Jodi’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff and caretakers of Fresenius Kidney Care Center of Kaukauna for the great care and compassion they provided to Jodi.

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January 13, 2024

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Christ the King Lutheran Church
601 S. Washington Street
Combined Locks, WI 54113

Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Christ the King Lutheran Church
601 S. Washington Street
Combined Locks, WI 54113


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