Godfrey J. Bertsch

Posted on Sep 14, 2012

Godfrey J. Bertsch, 79, of Bluffton passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012 at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton. He was born in Adams County to John P. and Leah E. (Rauch) Bertsch. He was married on May 25, 1952 in Berne to Anita C. Lehman.
He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church. He was a semi-truck driver for 33 years, along with being a farmer in the Adams County area. He was a 1951 graduate of Berne French High School and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his wife; four daughters, Ruth (Harry) Anderson; and Rebecca “Becky” (Dennis) Caffee, both of Geneva; Rhonda (Eric) Tonner of Bluffton; and Roxanne (Jeff) Roop of Berne; son, Robert (Brenda) Bertsch of Greenfield; sister, Elizabeth Schwartz of Bluffton; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16 at Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Monday, September 17 at the Apostolic Christian Church East. Burial will take place at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Christian Care Retirement Community or Family LifeCare of Berne.
Arrangements provided by Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.theGMCfamily.com.