Bartos, Floyd Joseph (May 9, 1911 - April 17, 1988)

Floyd Joseph Bartos

Douglas Budget - May 4, 1988

Services for Floyd Joseph Bartos, 76, of Keeline were held Wednesday, April 20, in the Peet Mortuary Chapel in Lusk with Rev. Chan Bayne of Wheatland officiating.

Mr. Bartos was born May 9, 1911, at Hemingford, Neb., to Joseph and Minnie(Wanek)Bartos. The family came to Wyoming by immigrant train in 1914 and homesteaded north of Lost Springs. He attended a country school in the area for eight years. He then lived and ranched with his father until 1939.

On April 21, 1934, he married Esther Alexander in Hot Springs, S.D.

He was an avid sports fan and played baseball and softball for many years. As a young man, his father Joe coached a Keeline ball team. He was a well-known baseball pitcher and played with many teams. In later years he coached a Keeline Babe Ruth team.

He also found a lot of pleasure in playing cards. He rarely passed up an opportunity to play.

In 1940 he purchased the George Nelson ranch (Carl Hahn homestead), where he lived and remained active until his death. For 20 years he worked in the oil fields, seven of those years for True Oil Company of Casper.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Glen; one son, Gary; one grandson and one great-grandchild.

Survivors include his widow, Esther, of Keeline; three daughters, Gwendola Longbone of Strasburg, Colo., Verla
Etchemendy of Lost Springs and Sheryl Jugler of Rock Springs; two sisters, Ethel Church of Aptos, Calif., and Merle Jennings of Wheatland; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.

For those who wish, memorials in Mr. Bartos' name to the charity of your choice will be appreciated by the family.

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