William E. Bertch
August 6, 1932 – December 23, 2018
William E. Bertch passed away on Dec. 23, 2018 after a lengthy illness. He was born on Aug. 6, 1932 in rural Black Hawk County, IA to Kenneth and Teresa (Schmitz) Bertch, both of whom preceded him in death. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and worked for I.B.M. for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Norma (Becker); five daughters: Janet (Jim) Daley, Overland Park, KS, Julie (Del) Reibold, Papillion, NE, Karen Bertch (Jim Naughton), Lisle, IL, Lynne (Mark) Capoun, Omaha, and Jeanne (John) Workman, Omaha; twelve grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nine siblings.
VISITATION begins Thursday, Dec. 27th at 4:00pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, Dec. 28th at 2:00 pm at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St. Entombment: Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association or St. Gerald Catholic Church.