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Steven C Bartels

December 23, 1955 ~ November 7, 2021 (age 65)


Steven “Craig” Bartels, 65, passed away peacefully on November 7, 2021, in Spokane, WA.

Craig was born on December 23, 1955, to Beverly and Denzil Bartels in Tonasket, WA. He grew up in Pomeroy, Washington, where he enjoyed working on his grandparent’s farm. While attending Pomeroy High School, Craig began training as an auto body technician. Craig relocated to Spokane, where he continued his passion for auto body, eventually opening a body shop at age 27. Craig’s legacy, Craig’s Automotive Collision Center is still operating today.

Craig enjoyed hockey, boating, motorcycles, and spending time with his family and friends.

Craig is survived by his wife of 34 years, Trina Bartels, mother Beverly Smith (Hal), his children Eric Graftaas, Kneeley Bartels and Kelsey Nelson (Jarred), beloved grandchildren Rhylan Bartels and Harley Nelson, sisters Connie Mclean (Mike) and Kathy Ryan (Ron), his Uncle Duane Bartels (Myrna) and Aunt Phyllis Stallcop (Mike), mother-in-law Jonnie Guess, and his lifelong best friend Jon Kelly (Kelly), as well as many other family and friends that were dear to him. Proceeded in death by his father, Denzil Bartels.    To stream the service Saturday November 20th at 2pm  please use the following link this link will provide streaming ten minutes prior to  2pm Saturday November 20th 

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 11/20/2021 at 01:45 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

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November 20, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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