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Dorothy Julia Franta Bertsch

March 13, 1934 - March 22, 2018

Dorothy Julia Franta Bertsch, 84, of Columbus, Texas passed away on March 22, 2018 in Columbus.

She was born on March 13, 1934 to Ludwig and Frances (Kovar) Franta in Plum, Texas. On June 14, 1954 she married Clarence J. Bertsch.

Dorothy was a retired cafeteria worker for Columbus High School, and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony Altar Society, Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Mary Queen of the Snows #1588, SPJST, and KJZT. Dorothy loved cooking, canning, and volunteer work at the nursing homes.

She is survived by her daughter, Darlene Bertsch and companion Larry Stolar of Columbus, TX; son, Mark Bertsch, Sr. and wife Tina of Glidden, TX; sister, Elsie Vasek of Plum, TX; and grandson, Mark Bertsch, Jr. and fiancée Tessa Budd of Glidden, TX.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence J. Bertsch, and parents, Ludwig and Frances Kovar Franta.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 26, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and followed with a Parish Prayer Service and C.D.A. Rosary at 7:00 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus.

Visitation held on Tuesday from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at Henneke Funeral Home; and at St. Anthony Catholic Church from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:00 pm at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, TX with Father Augustine N. Asante officiating.

Burial will take place in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers are Mark Bertsch, Jr., Kent Hanna, Chad Kulhanek, Loren Bertsch, Richard Jacobs, and Landry Bertsch.

Memorials are suggested to:
St. Anthony Catholic Church or Altar Society, P.O. Box 669, Columbus, TX 78934; or St. Anthony Catholic School Capital Campaign, 635 Bonham St., Columbus, TX 78934; or Hospice Brazos Valley - La Grange, 1048 N. Jefferson, La Grange, TX 78945.


Dorothy Julia Franta Bertsch
March 13, 1934 - March 22, 2018



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