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Rev. Carl E. Zahrte

March 29, 1929 — November 6, 2022

Rev. Carl E. Zahrte

Rev. Carl E. Zahrte, age 93, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2022.

Beloved husband of 63 years of the late Delores (nee Scherer) Zahrte; loving father of Ruth Miller (Steve), Rev. John (Karla), and Paul (Lisa); grandfather of Timothy (Jordan), Joshua, Jon (Kendall), Stephen, Alyssa, and Hannah; great-grandfather of Brekken and Kaia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Matilda (nee Krause) Zahrte, and two sisters, Lucille Hillan and Eunice Wiegman.

Rev. Zahrte had served as an ordained Lutheran pastor for over sixty years, serving at churches in Lincoln, NE, Southgate, MI, Marco Island, FL and Parma, OH. While known as a fisher of men, he was also known for his great love of fishing for fish. In addition, he was an accomplished writer, having authored a book and numerous hymns.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Rev. Zahrte's name to the Concordia Seminary Pastoral Scholarship, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105, OR you can go online to csl.edu/support/ and click on the Support tab, then click on the Give Now link. Make sure to mention that it is a memorial for Rev. Carl Zahrte.

The family will receive guests on Sunday, Nov., 13, 2022 from 3-8pm at Busch Funeral Home, 7501 Ridge Rd., Parma, OH 44129 and on Monday, Nov. 14 at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, 11680 Royalton Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133 from 9:30-10:30am with services to follow at 10:30am. The service will be livestreamed at https://youtu.be/98Zww2cd3kA. Private interment will be at Hope Memorial Gardens, Hinckley.

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Visitation

Sunday, November 13, 2022

3:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Busch Funeral Home, Parma

7501 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129

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Visitation

Monday, November 14, 2022

9:30 - 10:30am (Eastern time)

Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, LUTH

11680 Royalton Road, North Royalton, OH 44133

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Funeral Service

Monday, November 14, 2022

10:30 - 11:15am (Eastern time)

Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, LUTH

11680 Royalton Road, North Royalton, OH 44133

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