Timothy “Tim” Alphonse Bartscher, 64, of Aberdeen, SD, passed away Monday, April 3, 2023, at Strand Kjorsvig Rest Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am, Friday, April 14, 2023, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Elkton, SD. A time of fellowship and a luncheon will follow.
Visitation will be one hour prior to Mass at the Church.
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory, 1708 8th Ave., Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook.
Timothy Alphonse Bartscher was born on November 20, 1958, to William and Marguerite (Reifers) Bartscher in Harrisburg, SD. He was raised here and was number eight of ten siblings. He graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1978. Following graduation, Tim enlisted in the Army and served from 1980 to 1984. He married Denise Earhart on December 31, 1980. God blessed them with two boys, Nicholas, and Jameson. Nicholas was born in Germany while the two were stationed there, and once they moved back to the United States, they welcomed Jameson in 1985 in Iowa. Tim moved to Aberdeen in 2015 and lived there until his passing.
Tim loved watching his boys play football and run track while they were growing up. Being an athlete himself, he loved to reminisce about his children’s performances and outdoor adventures when they were young. Tim was an avid fisherman and hunter. Tim was an Iowa Hawkeyes fan and spent a lot of time watching the different teams play. He was also very involved with his two granddaughters. He particularly enjoyed taking his oldest granddaughter to dance classes and spending time with her after class. He loved spending time with his family, especially during the holidays and birthdays, and always made sure his granddaughters got plenty of presents.
Grateful for having shared Tim’s life are his two sons: Nicholas Bartscher of Aberdeen, SD; Jameson (Carrie) Bartscher of Watertown, SD; One daughter, Lynzi Schofield of Texas; granddaughters Jaidyn and Leighton Bartscher; nine siblings: Linda Brown, Nancy (Bill) Towns, Leon (Nancy May) Bartscher, Crystal Beumer, all of Sioux Falls, SD, Susan (Mike) Dorn of Brookings, SD, Becky (Dave) Ranschau of Luverne, MN, Theresa (Brian) Ayotte of Harrisburg, SD, Gail (Dan) Luze of Elkton, SD, Brian (Janet) Bartscher of Sioux Falls, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tim was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Tim felt truly blessed by God that he was chosen as his two sons and daughter's father.
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