OBITUARY

Msgr Edward C. Bartsch

January 21, 1921April 4, 2010

Msgr. Edward C. Bartsch passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010 at the age of 89. Msgr. Bartsch was born January 21, 1921 in Rockne, Texas to the late Julius Bartsch and Elizabeth Goodman Bartsch. He is survived by one sister, Margaret Frerich of Bastrop, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Vivian Frerich.

Visitation will be Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 3:00 until 9:00 pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Praha. Rosary and Mass will be at 6:00 pm Tuesday, April 6 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Praha. Mass will also be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 7 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rockne, with burial to follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Rockne, Texas. Bishop David Fellhauer will be officiating at all services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rev. Msgr. Edward C. Bartsch Seminary Burse.

Arrangements are under the care of Smith Funeral Home - Flatonia, 361-865-3311 www.smithfuneralhomeflatonia.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 6, 2010
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 7, 2010
  • Vigil Rosary Service Tuesday, April 6, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 6, 2010

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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July 5, 2010

As a distant cousin to Father Bartsch, I well remember his kind and gentle demeanor when we visited his family during my childhood. He is a cousin to my mother, Nelda Sue Luce, and my family is saddened by his death, but celebrate his life.
Nelda Lynn Luce Blair

April 7, 2010

I was shocked to hear of Fr Bartsch's passing. I will truly miss him. He was my "boss" at Holy Cross Church in Yorktown and later, I had the honor of him officiating my wedding nuptials. He was a kind, caring, and intelligent man. May God forever bless him.

Beth Zaiontz Phillips
Mountain City, TX

Mary Ann Schirmer

April 7, 2010

I will always remember Fr. Bartsch for his wisdom, kindness and gentleness during his time with us at St. Cornelius in Karnes City.

April 5, 2010

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