Marjorie Bertsch, 89, of Mitchell, SD, died Friday, October 9, 2020 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Downtown First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Marjorie Bertsch was born on November 5, 1930 in Douglas County near Delmont, South Dakota to Alfred and Tillie (Kittler) Brenner.
She attended rural school in Douglas County and graduated from Armour High School in 1948. She enrolled in Methodist School of Nursing, graduating in 1951, and receiving her Nurses RN from Dakota Wesleyan. She was employed at Methodist Hospital, and later at Dr. Gills and Brogdon Medical Clinic.
On October 11, 1953, she married Garvin Bertsch in Armour, SD.
Marjorie was a member and served as president of PEO Chapter AP, Twentieth Century Club, Methodist Alumni Association, Methodist Hospital Auxiliary, and United Methodist Women where she was awarded a lifetime membership. She was active in the First United Methodist Church for 65 years, serving on committees and as a volunteer in the church kitchen for funerals.
She is survived by one son, Jeff (Cathy) of Sturgis, SD; daughter, Mary (Ed) Kieff of Sioux Falls; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and brother, Frank (Cheri) of Fullerton, CA.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Garvin; parents; brothers, Emery, Donald, and Alfred; and sister, Victoria Henry.