Cecelia Bartsch was born Nov. 5, 1924 near Balta, ND to Ignatius and Margaret (Yohner) Schneider. She met her future husband Patrick Bartsch on a blind date, and they were married Nov. 5, 1951 at Rugby ND. They farmed at Esmond, ND for 43 years before retiring to Apple Valley, MN.
Cecelia was preceded in death by her husband, Pat; parents Ignatius and Margaret (Yohner) Schneider; brothers, Ben, Leo and Ignatz (Ned) Schneider. She is sur-vived by one brother John Brinster of Devils Lake ND, and children Pauline (Becker) Jacobson of Boca Raton, FL, Patty (Don) Meier of Apple Valley MN, Mary (Mark) Koponen of Grand Forks ND, and John (Lisa) of Maple Grove, MN. Cecelia has twelve grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Cecelia loved farming, gardening, and lived for her family. She passed away peacefully Friday Sept. 30 surrounded by family.
Memorial service 10 AM Monday, October 3 at Ebenezer Care Center, 13820 Community Dr., Burnsville. Interment: Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley.
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