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Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
Complete Obituary
Michael Bertke
  Michael L. "Chicken" Bertke, 48, 7726 state Route 219, Celina, died Dec. 22, 2006, at his home. Death was due to natural causes.
He was born Dec. 10, 1958, in Coldwater, to Dennis A. and Ruth D. Huecker Bertke, who survive in Maria Stein.
Also surviving are eight brothers, Jerry (Janie), Coldwater, Ted (Dianna), John (Karen) and Dave, all of Celina, Kenneth (Kathy), Versailles, Nick (Lin), Troy, and Norman (Tiffany) and Scott (Annie), all of Columbus; and three sisters, Jan (Ron) Hertel, Celina, Betty (Brian) Rembacki, Coldwater, and Kay (Don) Homan, New Bremen.
He was employed at Bayview Marina and had worked at the former Huffy Bicycle Co. in Celina. He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 3025, Coldwater, Tri-County Vans, Snow Dreamers, Moose Lodge, Celina, and Wolf Racing Team.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Maria Stein, the Rev. Harry Cavanaugh officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater. The Eagles will conduct a service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the Lake Improvement Association.
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