Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Rev. Edmund C. Sutter, M.S.C.

The Rev. Edmund C. Sutter, 81, of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, who was born in the shadow of Bethlehem’s Catholic Church and grew up to serve as a priest, died at 9:05 a.m. Saturday in Crestline Nursing Home after a one-year illness.

A graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, he later attended Scared Heart Seminary in Shelby where he was ordained Feb. 24, 1945 for the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. He spent his religious life serving parishes in the Reading, PA area, but upon his retirement, returned to his home in Bethlehem where he helped serve at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church until his health declined.

Surviving are a brother, Norbert of Crestline; four sisters: Sister Mary Rosalind of Fostoria, Sister Mary Joan of Thousand Oaks, CA, Mrs. Harold (Florence) Hafer of Shelby, and Mrs. Cecilia Gardner of Strongsville; 12 nephews; nine nieces; two sisters-in- law: Mrs. Paul (Ethel) Sutter of Strongsville and Mrs. Charles (Joan) Sutter of Crestline, with whom he resided after his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry E. and Anna C. (Cowl) Sutter; one sister, and two brothers.

A concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 today and 7-9 tonight at the Turner Funeral Home or at the church from 9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday. Devotions will be held at 8 tonight at the funeral home.

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