Paul Charles Bertsch
Paul Charles Bertsch, 94, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 5:27 p.m.
Sunday, June 1, 2008, at his home.
He was born in Jefferson County on Sunday, Aug. 31, 1913, a son
of Charles and Catherine (Rostollan) Bertsch. He married Nellie
Rockett on May 11, 1936, in Mt. Vernon, and she preceded him in
death on July 16, 2001.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral
Home in Mt. Vernon with Father Daniel Jurek officiating. Interment
will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Paul is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ann Green and husband Walter
of Texico; six grandchildren, Tammy Donoho and husband Darrell of Texico,
Brent Green and wife Michelle of Washington, Ill., Bradley Green and wife
DeAnn of Texico, Brian Green and wife Ramona of Texico, Teresa Knight and
husband Keith of Texico, and Bruce Green and wife Gina of Texico;
18 grandchildren, Sara Harris and husband Matthew of Texico, Gina Hildreth
and husband Bryan of Centralia, Loren and Trevor Underwood of Washington, Ill.,
Zachrey, Taryn, Mariah, Bryce and Madalyn, Nathaniel, Daniel, Samual and Denea
Green, Blake and Megan Green, Kabra, Kelton and Kaylyn Knight, all of Texico;
and brother-in-law, Ralph Bill Rockett of Mt. Vernon.
His parents; his sister, Cecilia Bertsch; his brother, Lawrence Bertsch; and
his cousin, Walter Rostollan preceded him in death.
Paul worked at the International Shoe Company in Mt. Vernon for 45 years and
was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish, memorials may. be given to the St. Mary's School or to
Hospice of the Good Samaritan and will be accepted at the funeral home or may
be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where
you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhomel969.com for further
information and to send condolences.
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford