Amos Earl Bertsch

Born: Thu., Jun. 17, 1926
Died: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
Location: Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
Location: Zion Lutheran Church

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Amos E. Bertsch, 90, of Cambridge City passed away on February, 7, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.


He was born on June 17, 1926 in Richmond, IN to Clinton O. and Mary Pearl Simpkins Bertsch and was a 1944 graduate of Milton High School. After graduation he served 2 years in the United States Navy serving during WWII on the USS Sheridan and recently participated in Honor Flight. After service he returned to Wayne County, IN and had worked at Perfect Circle, and was a lifetime farmer.


Amos was a member of Wayne County Soil Conservation for 12 years, the Propbusters R.C. Club in Richmond, Home Circle, Eastern Indiana Snowmobile Club, American Legion Post #169, on the Washington Township Board and was on the Board of Farmers Grain.. He was also a lifelong member of Zion's Lutheran Church in Pershing.


Survivors include his companion, Mabel Longnecker; children, Terry G. (Jane) Bertsch, Becki (Rick H.) Davis, Kenny A. (Delaina) Bertsch and Charles C. (Traci) Bertsch: grandchildren, Star, Kara (Christine), A.J., Lloyd, Jeff (Wendy), Jeremy, Laurissa (Paul), Brandon (Jodi), Alizabeth, Shelby and Chase ; great-grandchildren Max, Jack, Tru, Riley, Preston, Kollin, Karson, Gavin, Jada, Ava, Sophie, Owen, Carter; nieces, nephews; sisters-in-law, Mid Jurgens and Dorothy Sharp.


Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn Ravencraft Bertsch whom he married on April 16, 1948 ; brothers Maynard, Ralph, Arthur, Ray, Donald (Jiggs) and Arville (Mike) Bertsch and sisters Mary Martha Miller and Margaret Day.


Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Zion's Lutheran Church in Pershing with Rev. Jerry Mielke and Rev. Dr. Clarke E. Hobby officiating. Burial will follow in Zion's Lutheran Cemetery where there will be military graveside services. Friends may call at Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City on Friday, February, 10, 2017 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm.


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Carl Miller
   Posted Wed February 08, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Carl Miller.

Deepest sympathy, the children of Mary Martha and Dale Miller: Mark, Mack, Carol, Sue, Teresa, Carl, Dean, Karen, Craig

Shirley Jenkins
   Posted Wed February 08, 2017
Children and Mabel, I pray for peace and comfort to come to you during this difficult time. It was always a joy to see Amos during many activities around town.

Blessings to each of you.

Shirley Jenkins

DR James & Norma Bertsch
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
We are sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.