Timothy Bartsch Sr.

April 24,1954-Sept.5, 2017

Timothy Bartsch Sr.,

the son of Albert and Bar-

bara (Tuchscherer)

Bartsch was born on April

24, 1954 in Rugby, North

Dakota. He died at the

age of 63 years on Tues-

day, September 5th, 2017

from injuries sustained in

a one vehicle accident on

highway 2 west of Bert-

hold, North Dakota.

Tim was a lifelong

resident of Rugby, gra-

duating from Rugby High

School, the class of 1972.

On September 29, 1978,

he was united in marriage

to Rebecca “Becky” in

Rugby. Together, they

built Bartsch Electric and

raised their three chil-

dren. Tim has a strong

dedication to his family,

faith and his job. He was

a well-respected business

owner. He was a member

of a dedicated group of

parents who formed the

Rugby Amateur Hockey

Association and built the

hockey arena in Rugby.

Also, he was a member of

the group who started the

high school baseball pro-

gram in Rugby and helped

to construct the baseball

diamond at the high

school. Through these as-

sociations, he had the

pleasure to coach many

wonderful young men;

something Tim loved do-

ing. Recently Tim decid-

ed to give back to the

community by serving on

the City Council, a new

challenge that he appreci-ated. He was a member of

the Little Flower Catholic

Church, spent time in the

Knights of Columbus and

taught religion classes

when his kids were grow-

ing up.

Tim was a loving hus-

band, a great father and

wonderful grandfather,

seizing every opportunity

he could to take part in

his grandchildren’s lives.

He was there for baseball

games, hockey games,

plays, birthday parties,

the list goes on. He had a

special bond with each of

his grandchildren. More

than anything, Tim loved

spending time with his

family and he will be

missed immensely.

Tim is survived by his

wife, Rebecca of 38 years;

daughter, Stephanie

(John) Hoyt, grandchil-

dren, Avery and Evan

Hoyt; son, Andrew (Jen-

nifer), grandchildren, Jack

and Emily; son, Timothy

(Jennifer), grandchildren,

Dylan, Brooklyn and

Gavin; mother-in-law,

Ann Wentz; siblings,

Jacquelin Senger, Ken-

neth, Carol Haegle (Vir-

gil), Albert (Diane), Duane

(Cindy), Don (Linda), Deb

(Arden) Miller, Barb

(Steve) Fritel, Lynda

(Pete) Maus and Diane;

numerous aunts, uncles,

cousins, nieces, nephews;

other relatives and

friends. He was preceded

in death by his parents;

an infant brother, Dennis;

father-in-law, Al Wentz;

nephews, Michael and

Matthew Fritel; Godchild,

Brent Bartsch and

brother-in-law, Richard


Mass of Christian Buri-

al will be held at 11:00

a.m. Monday, September

11, 2017 at the Little

Flower Catholic Church

in Rugby with Burial in

the church cemetery. Fa-

ther Tom Graner, Cele-


Visitation will be from

5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday

at the Anderson Funeral

Home in Rugby with a

Rosary and Vigil prayer

service beginning at 7:00


Visitation will continue

Monday from 9:00 to

10:30 a.m. at the funeral

home. There will be no

reviewal in the church.

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry: