Margaret Bartz, age 85, of Hutchinson, passed away Saturday, February 6th, 2016, at the Hutchinson Health in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, February 11th, 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Brookfield Township, rural Cosmos.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.
Margaret Ann Bartz was born on April 8, 1930, in Brookfield Township, Renville County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herbert and Mable (Wehking) Lietzau. Margaret was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brookfield Township, Renville County. She received her education in Hector, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Hector High School Class of 1948.
On June 27, 1948, Margaret was united in marriage to Francis M. Bartz, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brookfield Township, Renville County. This marriage was blessed with five children, Margaret Marion, Francis, Ricky, Valarae, and Blaine. Margaret and Francis resided and farmed in Brookfield Township, rural Grove City, and Acoma Township, Minnesota. In 1964, Margaret and Francis moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 47 years of marriage until Francis passed away on October 22, 1995.
Margaret was a loving wife, mother, homemaker and partner in the farming operation. She was employed at 3M and later worked at Sears. She did daycare in her home, and later became employed at Starkey Labs. She also did home cleaning on the side. Margaret was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, where she was active in the church choir and taught Sunday and Bible School. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society.
Margaret enjoyed going to the casino, taking trips and cruises, and attending concerts. She also enjoyed baking, fishing, tending to her vegetable and flower gardens. She especially cherished spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Margaret passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Hutchinson Health Hospital in Hutchinson at the age of 85 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Margaret is survived by her:
Children, Francis H. Bartz and his wife, Marcella of Le Sueur, MN,
Ricky L. Bartz and his wife, Judy of Cary, NC,
Valarae S. Steffenson and her husband, Sherman of Mayer, MN,
Blaine R. Bartz of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Debbie Bueter, Janet Moore, Jennifer Evans, Sarah Britt, Rebecca Bartz, Sarah Holmberg, Naomi Orlovsky, Simeon Bartz, Anna Bartz, Khanya Lemus, Angela Carik;
Great Grandchildren, Zoe Carik, Ellie Carik, Kaylie Carik, Gracie Carik, James Lemus, Bryan Britt, Brody Evans, Taylor Evans, Sydney Evans, Lisa Holmberg, Christopher Orlovsky, Maia Orlovsky, Cameron Bartz, Allison Bartz, Ian Bartz, Thorin Bartz, Mac Andrews;
Many Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Margaret is preceded in death by her Parents, Herbert and Mable Lietzau; Husband, Francis Bartz; Daughter, Margaret Marion.
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