John A. FoertschJune 10, 1935 ~ October 19, 2017 (age 82)
John A. Foertsch, 82, of Saxonburg, died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at his home.
John was born June 10, 1935 to Albert H. and Mae W. (Eisele) Foertsch.
He served in the US Army from 1955-1957.
John married Kathryn L. Neese on June 21, 1957.
He was an elder, deacon and life long member of the Summit Presbyterian Church.
John was a charter member of the Northeast Ohio Two Cylinder tractor club, an endowment member of the NRA and had served in the past on the board of the Butler County Farm Bureau. He was a life-long farmer, businessman and collector of antique John Deere Tractors. He had a passion for John Deere and had restored multiple two-cylinder antique tractors to show quality.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn, two sons, John Paul and his wife Elaine of North Dakota, Albert and his wife Debra of Butler and a daughter, Mary of Boston. His grandchildren include Jessie (Mark) Hitchcock of Crofton, MD, Layne (Emily) Foertsch of Butler, John Daniel, Mae and Errol Foertsch of North Dakota.
Friends will be received on Saturday, October 21, at the Summit Presbyterian Church 181 Caldwell Drive, Butler, PA from 9:30-11:00 followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. with the Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Summit Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Summit Evangelical Presbyterian Church or His Kids Christian School 650 Saxonburg Road Butler, PA 16002.