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Thursday, October 15, 2020
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David Thomas Bertsch, 78 of Devils Lake ND died Friday, October 9, 2020 at Eventide Heartland Care Center surrounded by his wife, daughter, granddaughters and loving family.
Mass of Christian Burial for David will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake. Reverend Steven Wirth will celebrate the Mass.
Visitation will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Thursday, October 15th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. with a Rosary and Scripture Service at 7:30 p.m.
Urn Bearers will be Dick Prozinski, Tony Prozinski, Samuel Valdez and Damond Brokke. Reading the Scriptures will be Gary Bertsch and the Eucharistic Gift Bearers will be Brittney, Courtney, Kayden and Kaleb.
David Thomas Bertsch was born on April 14, 1942 in Devils Lake ND, the son of Antone and Pauline (Gefroh) Bertsch. He grew up in rural Devils Lake ND and was educated at the Freshwater Township School, Webster ND and then graduated from St Mary’s High School in Devils Lake ND with the class of 1960.
David was united in marriage to Caroline Heisler on January 12, 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Devils Lake. This marriage was blessed with one daughter Tammy.
Over the years, David worked for the Railroad in Grand Forks ND, Behms Propane, as a salesman at the Burick Dealership and Langton Enterprises all of Devils Lake. He also manages the Knights of Columbus Club and worked for his nephews at Proz End of the Line.
In David’s younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He loved reloading shotgun shells, boating and being outdoors. But his most cherished moments were the times he spent entertaining his two granddaughters and the great grandchildren.
David was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
David is survived by his loving family including his wife Carol of 57 years; daughter Tammy Morken, Devils Lake; his granddaughters Brittany (Samuel) Valdez of Williston ND and Courtney (Damond Brokke) Morken of Devils Lake along with his great grandchildren Kayden and Kaleb de la Paz, Lukas and Sammy Valdez, Isabella, Gabriela and Tylee Brokke; siblings Patti Prozinski, Richard Bertsch both of Devils Lake, Joe (Marlene) Bertsch, Detroit Lakes MN and Gary (Becky) Bertsch, San Antonio TX and many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his son-in-law George Morken, his father-in-law and mother-in-law Frank and Liz Heisler.
David’s family would like to thank the staff at Evertide Heartland Care Center, Dr. Downs, Amber Johnson, Devils Lake Police Department and he Lake Region Ambulance.