Brad R. Bartnick


POLO – Brad R. Bartnick, 61, of Polo, passed away Jan. 10, 2022, at his home in Polo. 

Brad was born April 4, 1960, in Chicago, the son of Richard and Joan (Klinger) Bartnick. In Oregon on Feb. 24, 1994 , he was united in marriage to Valerie Earnest. Brad was passionate about old cars, collecting coins, and raising pigeons. He was an avid Bears fan and could fix anything. Above all else, he most enjoyed spending time with his beloved family. 

Survivors include wife Valerie; daughters Sara (Trevor) Robinson of Forreston and Nicole Bartnick of Dixon; son Richard Bartnick of Clarksville, Tenn.;  brothers Aaron Celeketic and Michael Celeketic both of Denver Colo.; grandchildren Mila, Savannah, Kai, Sawyer.

He was preceded in death by his Parents and sister Jill Bartnick.

A celebration of Brad’s life will be held Saturday, Feb. 5th in the Chesty P’s event space in Polo from 1-4 p.m.

Honoring Brad’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

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