Today
77°
Thunderstorms Likely
71%
Tonight
65°
Thunderstorms Likely
62%
Tomorrow
78°
Chance Thunderstorms
34%
Tomorrow Night
64°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
24%
Sunday
81°
Slight Chance Thunderstorms
16%
Sunday Night
62°
Partly Cloudy
7%
Monday
80°
Mostly Sunny
7%
Monday Night
62°
Partly Cloudy
4%
Tuesday
83°
Partly Sunny
11%
Tuesday Night
69°
Chance Thunderstorms
51%
Wednesday
86°
Chance Thunderstorms
53%
Wednesday Night
71°
Chance Thunderstorms
25%
3 Day
Extended
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
Robert Bertke
Robert S. Bertke, 72, 4730 Fort Loramie-Swanders Road, Minster, died April 1, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 22, 1936, in Wendelin, to Edmund and Marcella Post Bertke. On May 30, 1967, he married Mary Ellen "Myrt" Albers, who survives.
Other survivors are his children, Amy (Dave) Nestor, Cleveland, Betsy (Kevin) Meiring, Fort Loramie, Melissa Bertke, West Chester, Robert N. Bertke, Cincinnati, and Nichole Bertke, Fort Loramie; and four grandchildren.
Deceased is a brother, Valerius Bertke.
He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Fort Loramie, and its men's sodality. He was a 1954 graduate of St. Henry High School and a 1964 graduate of the University of Dayton, where he received a master's of science degree in engineering in 1968. He worked for 14 years at UDRI at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, then joined the Impact Physics Group at the base. He was responsible for low velocity ballistic studies of aircraft materials until he retired in 1999.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Contributions can be made to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
Additional obituaries on this date
Former Minster resident Evelyn Conner, 90, died at 7 a.m. April 2, 2009, at The Grand Court, Dayton. [More]
John J. Leopard, 85, of Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater, died at 7 p.m. April 2, 2009, at the home. [More]
Jan Keith Merder, 70, of Tellico Village, Tenn., died April 2, 2009, at his home. [More]