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Otto, 81, died December 4, 2004, in Goessel, Kansas. He was born September 17, 1923 in Hillsboro, Kansas, and was a member of the Mennonite Church. Otto was drafted into Civilian Public Service in 1945 from Hillsboro, Kansas and his occupation was listed as "Farmer." He jumped at North Cascades during the 1945 season and served in two more camps before his discharge in 1946. Otto returned to Goessel and was a life-long farmer. He is buried in the Goessel Cemetery
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National Smokejumper Association, "Smokejumper Obituary: Bartel, Otto (North Cascades 1945)" (2020). Smokejumper Obituaries. 342.