Obituary of Paul William Bartsch, Jr.

July 1, 1930 - February 21, 2006

Paul William Bartsch, Jr. was born July 1, 1930, the son of Paul William Bartsch, Sr. and Gertrude Penner Bartsch.  He died February 21, 2006 at the age of 75.

Paul was born in Newton, Kansas. He became a Christian at the age of nine and rededicated his life to Christ in 1981. The family moved to Topeka, Kansas in 1943, where Paul graduated from Topeka High School and received a basketball scholarship to Washburn University. He participated in the Korean War from 1951-1952 with the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon his discharge, he attended and graduated from Kansas University. At K.U., Paul joined Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and as an alumnus was chosen the national and international alumnus advisor of the year and later inducted into the K.U. Kappa Sigma Hall of Fame. While still a student, Paul met and married Louisa Hall. After graduation, he worked for several firms, before joining and retiring from TWA as an industrial engineer.

Paul leaves four daughters and a son; Ellen Marie Bartsch of Kansas City, MO, Sheryl Ann Bunce of Lenexa, KS, Debra Lynn Templeton of Richmond, VA, Amy Louise Sayler of Dayton, OH, and Duane Lee Bartsch of Manhattan Beach, CA; additionally there are fourteen grandchildren and a sister, Barbara McCartney of Topeka, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Anna Marie, his brother, John, and his beloved wife of 47 years, Louisa Ellen, who died three years ago.

Following today’s (February 24, 2006) funeral service here at McGilley Antioch Chapel, Kansas City, MO, burial will take place in Graceland Cemetery, Weston, MO. 

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