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