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Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Larry D. Bertke, 69, of Coldwater, died Jan. 18, 2013, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
He was born June 13, 1943, in Hyannis, Mass., to Leroy and Mary Alice Bertke Bertke. His mother survives in Celina. On June 2, 1964, he married Betty Dwenger, who survives in Coldwater.
Other survivors are three children, Deborah Bertke of Coldwater, Douglas (Denise) Bertke of Coldwater, and Daniel (Karen) Bertke of Enon; a brother, Richard (Janice) Bertke of Celina; a sister, Bonnie (Bob) Francis of Celina; in-laws, Ruth (Don) Lupton of Tipp City, Marlene (Dave) Boise of Wapakoneta, Marcella Mallory of Paulding, Bernice (Michael) Fleck of Napoleon, James (Marilyn) Dwenger of Celina, Joe (Nancy) Dwenger of Rockford, Rick Dwenger of Celina, and Tom (Julie) Dwenger of Tennessee; and a granddaughter, Julia Bertke.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Bertke; a brother, Ron Bertke; and a brother-in-law, Hank Mallory.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, Coldwater Knights of Columbus Council 1991 and the church finance committee. He also was a past president of the Coldwater Cudas, a past treasurer for the Coldwater Community Picnic, a supervisor on the audit committee for First Choice Credit Union and a retired accountant at the former AVCO New Idea plant in Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
Calling is 2 to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.
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