Aumsville – Edna,
80, died Sunday, July 31 at home. She was born in Pittsville,
WI and has lived in the community since 1958. Edna married
John Hortsch on July 7, 1956 in Silverton. She was a devoted
wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Edna lived
her faith as a life-long Catholic serving as an active member
of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw. She made pilgrimages
to Rome, Ireland, France, and Jerusalem.
Edna also dedicated
much of her life in service to her community, serving as the
treasurer of the Corn Festival for about the last 25 years.
For decades, she could be found working in the Shaw booth at
the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest.
She had a green thumb and, with her husband, tended a
large garden specializing in dahlias.
Edna is survived by
husband John J. Hortsch of Aumsville; sons John M. (Laura)
Hortsch of Aumsville, James Hortsch of Lincoln City, Michael
Hortsch of Salem, and Gary (Eva) Hortsch of Portland;
grandchildren William (Shannon) Hortsch, Ann (Josh) Hoyer,
August Hortsch, and Coral Hortsch; great-grandchildren Grace
Hortsch, Liam Hortsch, and John F. Hoyer; sisters Gertrude
Borschowa of Mt. Angel, Cecelia Schiedler of Scotts Mills, and
Alice McHugh of Sumner, WA; and brother Frank (Joyce) Gubbels
Recitation of the
Rosary will be Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:00pm and Mass of
Christian Burial will be Friday, August 5, 2016 at 11:00am,
both at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shaw. Interment will
follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Shaw. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.