Sr. Patricia  Bietsch O.S.F.
Sr. Patricia Bietsch, formerly Sr. Mary Martha, age 74 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana, died suddenly Sunday, November 17, 2019, in Tohatchi, New Mexico, due to complications with cancer. Born Patricia Ann on April 26, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she is the daughter of Audrey (nee Kramer) and Russell Bietsch.

A teacher, she taught at schools and missions in Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Montana and most recently in the Tohatchi, New Mexico, area. She was passionate about ensuring every student be given the opportunity to learn. Sr. Pat also was active in caring for the environment.

She is survived by her brother, Tom (Vicki) Bietsch, and sister, Peggy Schuckman. She is preceded in death by her parents. Visitation is Monday, November 25, from 1 - 3 p.m. at the convent chapel. Funeral services follow with Rev. Robert Ross, S.J., officiating and burial will be in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 ( For complete notice and online condolences, go to
Published on November 22, 2019


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