Cheryl Bertsch

Cheryl Bertsch

Cheryl L. Bertsch, 62, of Wausau, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at her home.

Cheryl was born on May 6, 1959, in Fairmont, West Virginia, the daughter of Carl and Ocie (Carpenter) Linn.

On Sept. 10, 1983, Cheryl was united in marriage to Dean Bertsch in Craig, Colorado.

Cheryl had several different jobs throughout the years, such as working in medical records at Aspirus Hospital, Wausau, a secretary at St. John’s Lutheran School, Wausau, a supply buyer at the Veterans Administration and most recently, a custodian at Northcentral Technical College, Wausau. She enjoyed reading detective novels, gardening and cooking. Most of all, Cheryl loved Jesus and her church family at St. John’s Lutheran in Mattoon.

Cheryl is survived by her husband, Rev. Dr. Dean Bertsch; her mother, Ocie; two sons, Phillip Bertsch and Nicholas (Cassie) Bertsch; her brother, Mark Linn; and three grandchildren, Iris Bertsch, Däer Bertsch, and Phillip Bertsch Jr. as well as her church family and other relatives and friends.

Cheryl was preceded in death by her father, Carl.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mattoon. Rev. Todd Jerabek will preside. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at church.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with arrangements.

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