Ellen J. Bartz, September 6, 1951 - November 11, 2020

Ellen J. Bartz
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Ellen J. Bartz, age 69 of Eau Claire passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

Ellen was born September 6, 1951 in Eau Claire to her parents Victor and Lola (Silvernail) Bartz.  She was a graduate of North High and the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.   After graduation, she was employed by the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.  Because of poor health, Ellen retired early and returned to Eau Claire.  A gentle soul, she enjoyed retirement by reading and watching the deer,  birds  and squirrels in her backyard.  Ellen also spent countless hours on the phone yacking with her friend Kathy Winger.  She will be dearly missed by her loving brother Bruce.  Ellen is survived by Susan Arndt,  Sondra Larson, and Yvonne Silvernail of Augusta.  Judy Jarvar and Curtis Campeau of Eau Claire.  Other survivors include David and Wayne Jahr, Anita Moltzen and Audrey Jahr of the Neillsville area:  Allan Bartz and Anita Shackelford of Mt. Horeb.  Local relatives that preceded her in passing are:  Gerald Skip Silvernail, Douglas Jarvar, Harold and Hazel Jarvar,  Floyd and Delores Jarvar, Esther Borens, Sharon Lone,  Sterling Silvernail and Pearl Campeau.   

Private family burial in Forest Hill Cemetery in Eau Claire will take place at a later date. A celebration of life will take place in the spring.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.  Memorial donations may be directed to NAMI Chippewa Valley.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. LISA CAMPEAU November 20, 2020

    I remember visiting Ellen when she lived in Minneapolis. We are sorry to hear of her passing.

  2. Curt Campeau and Arlette Borens Schuster November 15, 2020

    Arlette, Linda, and I are so sorry to hear of
    Ellen’s passing. We will remember you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you.

  3. mark warns November 13, 2020

    Your in my prayers Ellen. We've known each other since we were 5.
    Mark Warns