Fr. Edmond L. Ertzbischoff - Life Legacy

Father Ed, at the St Joseph Curch 125th Anniversary DinnerOur beloved Father Ed passed away Monday, October 3, 2016. 

He was born March 11, 1949 in Highland Park, MI, the son of the late Edmond and Barbara (Edwards) Ertzbischoff.

Fr. Ed graduated from Cardinal Mooney Latin High School in Detroit in 1967 and then attended Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit where he graduated in 1971 with a BA Degree. In 1974 he graduated with a Master of Divinity from St. John Provincial Seminary in Plymouth and ordained for Diocese of Lansing on May 1, 1976.

His past assignments include: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Owosso, MI, St. Gerard Catholic Church, Lansing, MI, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Ann Arbor, MI, St. Joseph Church and Shrine, Brooklyn, MI, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ypsilanti, MI and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ypsilanti, MI.

He enjoyed nature and spending time at his cabin up north.

Survivors include: six siblings, Julia Ertzbischoff-Donahue, Lawrence (Corinne), Brian (Kathy) and Gary Ertzbischoff, Linda Johnson and Barbara Ertzbischoff; two aunts, Patricia Edwards and Joanne Chambo; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Roger Ertzbischoff; brother-in-law, Raymond Donahue; niece, Julie Kutchey; grandparents, Edmond and Suzanne (Grandgirad) Ertzbischoff and Melvin and Lucille (Siedler) Edwards; uncle and Godfather, George Ertzbischoff; aunt, Catherine Ertzbischoff; and uncles, James Edwards and Donald Chambo.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 9425 Whittaker Rd., Ypsilanti with Most Rev. Earl Boyea officiating. Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at the church.


Always for Others
By Easter Almuena

You are the image and likeness of God
But with you the morning awakens
With the call to rise
Not for you
But always for others.

God handpicked you from a myriad of souls
Molded you since you were a babe
To prepare you for a journey
Not for you
But always for others.

God blessed you with wisdom
To use to give form to his plans
And love to carry them out
Not for you
But always for others.

Mary walks with you
Guiding and loving you
For to her you are a Christ
Not for you
But always for others.

You hold the Body of Christ
Embrace his name and proclaim it
And a father and counselor you have become
Not for you
But always for others.

God forever bless you
Walk and carry you when your feet are weary
Bring peace and joy to your heart
For though your life is never for you
It is Christ’s and he delights in you.