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“Our deepest sympathy to all your family. Thank you for sharing Denny with us. He was the most generous man with his smile, wave and time to talk. ...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Mary & Norm Zahn - Celina, OH

“Nick, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Duane Swanson ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Duane Swanson - Lebanon, OH

“Sorry for your lose we will miss him. He would always make time to talk to us whenever we would see him. he always made us feel welcome. rip great...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Scott and Anna Bertke and family - OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jim and Mary Rathburn - Vandalia, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Uncle Denny will be missed by all. Remember you are all in our thoughts abd prayers ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Simon and Family

“Dear Norm and Family, I'm sorry for your loss. I was fortunate to have met your parents a couple times. They were both gracious and wonderful to...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Bacon - Bourbonnais, IL

“My prayers and love are sent to all of you. I have always felt blessed to have so many dear uncles and aunts. Your dad always had a smile and a...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Jean Ann McElroy - Dayton, Ohio, OH

“Scott, I am very sorry for the loss of your Father. Your family is in my thoughts. With Sympathy, Marty ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Martin Otto - OH

“Welcomed everyone into his home and made you feel like family. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: MIchael Martin - Baltimore, MD

“Denny was one of the best residents that Briarwood had. Denny loved helping others and putting a smile on everyones' face, whether it be another...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Briarwood staff - Coldwater, OH

“Ted, Diane, and all the Bertke Family, So sorry for the loss of your dad. May he rest and peace and may God cradle you in His arms during this...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Chuck & Janet (Wynk) Kemper - OH

“So sorry to hear about Uncle Denny. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Connie & Eric Seger - OH

“Bertke Family: Deepest sympathies on the loss of a man who meant so much to so many. May the loving thoughts and prayers of your friends and families...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Karen and Rick Gillette and Family - OH

“To The Bertke Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. All we can say now, is that your family members have been reunited again, and your...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Mark & Terri Doenges - Wapakoneta, OH


Dennis A. Bertke, age 84, of Maria Stein, died on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Briarwood Village, Coldwater. He was born September 6, 1929 in Maria Stein, to the late Rudolph J. & Lena (Wint) Bertke. He married Ruth (Huecker) on July 9, 1949 in McCartyville and she died September 25, 2009. He is survived by ten children, Jerry & Janie Bertke of Coldwater, Ted & Dianna Bertke of Celina, Jan & Ron Hertel of Celina, Kenneth & Kathy Bertke of Versailles, John & Karen Bertke of Celina, Nick & Lin Bertke of Troy, Betty & Brian Rembacki of Coldwater, Kay & Don Homan of New Bremen, Norman & Tiffany Bertke of Columbus and Scott & Annie Bertke of Columbus, 28 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, a sister, Thelma Bruns of Coldwater and a sister-in-law, Mary Alice Bertke of Celina. He is also preceded in death by two sons, Dave Bertke and Mike Bertke, three brothers, LeRoy Bertke, Earl Bertke & Ralph & Ellen Bertke, a sister, Alice & Alvin Bruggeman and a brother-in-law, Wilbert Bruns. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, where he was a former choir member, the Knights of St. John- Uniform Rank, and the Coldwater Eagles.He was employed at New Idea Coldwater for 38 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, December 30, 2013 at St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, with Fr. Gene Schnipke, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on Monday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster. Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.