Ralph Bertsch

April 14, 1936-May 16, 2019

Ralph Hubert Bertsch,

83, Rugby died at the

Heart of America Medical

Center on May 16, 2019.

Ralph was born in Rug-

by on April 14, 1936 to

Peter and Helga

(Stensholt) Bertsch and

graduated from Rugby

High School in 1954. He

farmed for several years

in the Orrin area before

beginning his 25-year

career as a truck driver for

Mayo Construction Com-


He was once married to

Virginia Klein. On June 7,

1974 he married Regina

Josephine Kraft in Fessen-den. Regina died on De-

cember 13, 2016.

He is survived by: his

children Jody (Randy)

Meservey and Michelle

Bertsch, Craig (Stacy)

Bertsch , and Cheri (Tom)

Kleespie. He also leaves

several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be

held at Little Flower

Catholic Church in Rugby

on Monday, May 20, 2019

at 11:00 A.M.

Visitation will also be

on Monday at the funeral

home from 8 AM until 10

AM. There is no reviewal

at the church.

On line tributes at


Niewoehner Funeral

Home , Rugby – 776-6222