Richard Larry Bertsch
Richard Larry Bertsch
  • June 12, 1937 - January 18, 2018
  • Indiana

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Richard L. Bertsch, 80, of Fort Wayne passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born June 12, 1937, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late Otto and Francis (Bollier) Bertsch. A graduate of Leo High School, Richard proudly served in the Air National Guard. He was employed with General Telephone (GTE) and attended Promise Ministries Church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce (Bruick); sons, Douglas (Grace), Todd (Robin), and Matthew (Marci); four grandchildren, Erin, Laura, Daniel, and Joshua; and sisters, Donna Stuckey and Jane (Max) Hetrick. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Carole Witte. Memorial Service will be 3:00pm on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Promise Ministries, 7323 Schwartz Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling three hours prior. Rev. Henry Graf officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, or Ronald McDonald House Charities. For online condolences, please visit