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Funeral Mass held for mother of Father Hartrich

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Margaret Elizabeth O'Connor Hartrich, mother of Father Kurt Hartrich, OFM, pastor of St. Francis Solanus Parish in Quincy, died Dec. 8 at the Altenheim Community. She was 99 years old.

Mrs. Hartrich was born Dec. 5, 1908 in Indianapolis to Jeremiah and Barbara Miller O'Connor. She worked as a secretary for the National Surety Company for nine years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Francis B. Hartrich, who died Jan. 7, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Gertrude Harmon, Mayme O'Connor, Frances Dugan, Lillian Strahn, Dorothy Olsen and Loretta Rush.

Mrs. Hartrich is survived by her son, Father Kurt Hartrich, OFM of Quincy; her daughter, Lois Kattau of Indianapolis; three granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 12 at St. Roch Church. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Solanus Church, 1721 College Ave., Quincy, IL 62301 or the Altenheim Community, 3525 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46237.

Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home, Indianapolis, was in charge of arrangements.

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