Don Bertsch

Obituary of Don Bertsch

Donald Edwin “Don” Bertsch, 75, widower of Patricia Lee “Pat” Laswell Bertsch, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Mr. Bertsch was born in Hamilton, OH to the late Edwin Andrew Bertsch and Melba Lorene Jones Bertsch. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. With his wife “Pat”, they retired in 2005 from a career spanning over 40 years as home builders. He attended Reidville Road Methodist Church. Don enjoyed travel, golf, and watching sports. His greatest joy was being “Grandpa” to his grandkids. Surviving are a son, Greg Bertsch and wife Rosemary; two daughters, Debbie Staarmann and Dee Dee Bertsch; and six grandchildren, Alex Staarmann, Grant Staarmann, Lillie Bertsch, Jennifer Bertsch, Eliza Bertsch and Charlie Bertsch; and a sister, Becky Westveer. He was predeceased by two sisters, Lois Ziels and Sharon Moss. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Monday, January 10th, 2022 at Fletcher Funeral Service - Fountain Inn. A Celebration of Don’s Life will be 11 o’clock Monday, January 10th, 2022 at Fletcher Funeral Service, officiated by Rev. Danny Wiley. Burial will follow in Oakbrook Memorial Park (3007 US Highway 25, Hodges, SC 29653). Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 113 Mills Avenue, Greenville, SC 29605.
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