Bernard John Kirtz

Bernard John Kirtz

Birth
Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Death 20 Mar 2008 (aged 86)
Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 25465563 · View Source
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AUSTIN -- Bernard J. Kirtz, age 86, of Austin, Minn., died Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Infinia Healthcare Center in Owatonna.

Bernie was born March 8, 1922 in Windom Township to Peter and Mary (Gilgenbach) Kirtz. On Sept. 6, 1954 he was united in marriage to Aniceta "Ann" Kloeckner. She preceded him in death on March 10, 1992.

Bernie worked at the George A. Hormel Company for 42 years as a sheet metal worker. He enjoyed gardening and traveling. During World War II he served in the 30th Division of the United States Army from 1942 to 1945.

Survivors include two brothers-in-law: Del Hobbs, Austin, Minn., Victor Jensen, Adams, Minn.; three sisters-in-law: Mildred Fasbender, Austin, Minn., Julaine Wencl, Owatonna, Minn., Elaine Kloeckner, Adams, Minn.; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Mary Kirtz; seven siblings, Kathryn Kirtz, Leo Kirtz, John Kirtz, Leona Kirtz, Mary Hobbs, Madeline Adams, Elizabeth Underdahl.

A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Dale Tupper officiating. There will be a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Monday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91. The casket bearers will be Thomas Wencl, Jerry Wencl, Dennis Wencl, Michael Fasbender, Dennis Kelm, Christopher Ashley. Memorials are preferred to Calvary Cemetery or Queen of Angels Catholic Church.


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  • Created by: K McAlister P
  • Added: 23 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25465563
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard John Kirtz (8 Mar 1922–20 Mar 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25465563, citing Calvary Cemetery, Austin, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by K McAlister P (contributor 46787693) .