Elmer E. Girtz
Residence: Monticello, Indiana
Died: Monday, August 17, 2015
Location: 2:20 p.m. at the White Oak Health Campus of Monticello, Indiana, surrounded by his family.
 
 
Age: 83
Date of Birth: Wednesday, February 24, 1932
Birth place: Monticello, Indiana (in the house on the family fa
Branch: Army
Service: Korean Conflict
Father: Elmer E. Girtz, Sr.  
Mother: Goldie E. ( Manes ) Girtz  
Marital Status: Widowed
Resided in: Elmer had lived in rural Monticello near Lowes Bridge & Girtz Industries, Indiana all of his life.
Funeral Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Funeral Location: 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015, Celebration of Life Service will be at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Clergy: Rev. Jeff Messer of the Zion Bethel Church of Monticello, Indiana.
Burial will take place: Bedford Cemetery in rural Monon, Indiana, with Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana
Visitation will be: 11:30 a.m., to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the Miller - Roscka Funeral Home of Monticello, Indiana.
Biographical Information: Elmer has resided his whole life on the family farm on East Shafer Drive near Lowes Bridge. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1950. Elmer attended agriculture courses at Purdue University before enlisting in the United States Army. He was first stationed in Atlanta, Georgia where he completed Machinists School. In 1954 he stationed at Camp Zama, Honshu, Japan. Elmer met his wife and married at the chapel on Camp Zama. After returning to the States, Elmer resumed farming and in 1963, he started Girtz Welding & Machine and reproduced Model A Ford parts. From that day forth the company grew to the present day Girtz Industries. After his retirement in 1997, Elmer was an avid woodworker were he loved making furniture for his family. Elmer was a past member of the Sikta Baptist Church of rural Monticello, Indiana and the Zion Bethel Church of Monticello, Indiana. ***** Due to having the carport in front of the funeral home redone, we are asking everyone to please use the back door for entrance. Sorry for the inconvenience. *****
Special Services: Full Military Rites by the Monticello Veterans Honor Guard of Monticello, Indiana, will be conducted at the Bedford Cemetery in rural Monon, Indiana
Memorial Information: Memorials may be given to the Alzheimers Association or to the White County Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Marriage Information: On July 31, 1955, at the chapel on Camp Zama, Honshu, Japan, he married Paricia Ann Busaytis; she passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Survivors include:
Children,
Catherine (husband Ken) Gross of Monticello, Indiana,
Lisa C. (husband Michael ) Murtha of Crofton, Maryland; and
David (wife Beth) Girtz of Monticello, Indiana;

Grandchildren,
Kyle A. Girtz of Dayton, Ohio, and
Kayla E. Girtz of Mercy Ship, Madagascar, Africa;

Cousin,
Elisabeth Zinser of Ashland, Oregon.
Preceded in Death:
Parents,
Elmer E. and Goldie (Manes) Girtz, Sr.;

Wife,
Patricia Ann (Busaytis) Girtz;

Infant Son,
Stephen Mark Girtz.
Arrangements by:
Miller - Roscka Funeral Home, 6368 E. US 24, Monticello, Indiana, 47960 ( 574 ) 583 - 8488.