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Dorothy Bertschi

February 29, 1924 — February 9, 2017

Roanoke - Dorothy A. Bertschi, 92, of Roanoke, passed away at 3:25 am on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

She was born on February 29, 1924 in Tremont, IL to Aaron and Bina Winzeler Bertsch. She married Eugene M. Bertschi on June 4, 1944 in Tremont, IL. He passed away on March 2. 1990.

Surviving are two daughters, Judith (Tom) Snyder of Arlington Heights, IL; Joan (Richard) Burton of Roanoke, IL; three sons, Robert Bertschi of Zapata, TX; Richard (Bev) Bertschi of Eureka, IL; Roger (Deb) Bertschi of Roanoke; thirteen grandchildren, Aaron Blakey; Alan and Richard B "Ben" Burton; Jamie (Brandon) Walsh; Justin Bertschi; Samuel (Marjorie), Stephen (Susan), Lydia, and Leah Bertschi; Nicole Mellin; Jenna (Brac) Huschen; Christopher (Kelli) and Elias (Amy) Bertschi; and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Janice Bertschi; an infant brother, Robert Bertsch; and one brother, David Bertsch.

A homemaker, Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She especially loved it when the new grandchildren and great grandchildren came into the family. She liked to knit and sew and do other handy work. She enjoyed spending her winters in Zapata, Texas which she did for many years.

She was a member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Sunday February 12th. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 4-7 pm at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 12-12:45 pm on Sunday at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Hospital Lumiere in Bonne Fin, Haiti. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


FEB 11. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home
204 West Husseman Street
Roanoke, IL 61561

Funeral Services

FEB 12. 1:00 PM (CST)

Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church
Roanoke, IL

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