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Memorial Service

Haut Funeral Home- Jamestown
Monday November 8th, 2021

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Shirley D Bertsch

Shirley Bertsch, 82, Jamestown, ND died Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Jamestown, surrounded by her family.

Shirley Darlene Wolf was born August 16, 1939 at Kintyre, ND to Henry and Eva (Veil) Wolf. In 1941 her family moved to Robinson, ND where she received her education, graduating from Robinson High School in 1956. She attended Valley City Teachers College and taught at a country school south of Arena, ND.

She and Kenton Bertsch were married February 16, 1956 at Robinson, ND, where they made their home. They adopted a daughter, Twyla. They lived in Pettibone, Ellendale and Williston, ND before moving to Jamestown. She retired from Thrifty White Drug.

Shirley enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, playing cards, fishing, and visiting with all her wonderful friends, but most of all spending time with her family. She taught vacation bible school and was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Jamestown

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Twyla (Chad) Anderson, Jamestown, ND; 1 granddaughter, Amber (Will) McIntyre, Ypsilanti, ND; 3 great granddaughters, Isabella, Aubrie, and Emerie; 2 sisters, Viola Bertsch, Lakeland, FL and Lenora Woehl, Bismarck, ND; in-laws, Christine Wolf, Germany; Wynona (Bill) Jebb, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 7 sisters.

Memorial Service- 11:00 AM Monday November 8, 2021 in the Haut Funeral Chapel in Jamestown, ND, with Rev. Tom Eckstein, officiating.

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A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Bertsch

Christopher Kluth Nov 25 2021 8:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Bertsch

AJ Bren Nov 19 2021 12:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Bertsch

Rick and Wanda Lanz Nov 8 2021 5:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Bertsch

Betty Wolfe Nov 8 2021 5:02 PM

We lived only 2 miles from the Wolf farm at Robinson, ND. Shirley was 5 years ahead of me in school bur I remember going to school with her and sister Lenora. Many times we combined travel and they would pick me up on the way to school. Our families often visited each other and worked together with harvest in the neighborhood. Old memories will not be forgotten.

Darrell Wetzel Nov 8 2021 2:58 PM

So many incredible memories with such an incredible Lady; Shirley has given myself and I know many others very fond memories from the Ellendale house and laundromat along with the state line house of Earl n Viola's. Then the Pettibone house with the garden, making deer sausage and all the canning in Shirley's kitchen.
Also the gathering around the piano, accordion and singing for lengths of time; very precious memories with you Shirley !

You are and will be truly missed Aunt Shirley !!!
You are at rest now and peaceful !!
Thank you for all of the memories!!

Tracy C. Woehl Nov 8 2021 10:23 AM

Sister Shirley, my special memories of us doing all things together growing up on the farm, household chores, boarding together in town in winters, singing, planning family reunions, attending class/home town reunions & later all the many weekly phone calls just to chat, inform or discuss something from our school years together. I will miss you dearly & our many phone calls, while remembering all the good times we had reminiscing about school, our family & friends in our lives. My comfort comes from knowing that you are now at peace & that I will see you again later!

Lenora Woehl Nov 7 2021 2:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Bertsch

Lenora Woehl Nov 7 2021 1:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Bertsch

Isabella Nov 7 2021 12:20 PM

Aunt Shirley, you were one of the people in my youth that I truly looked up to and admired. I remember going to Grandma and Grandpas, walking down to see Irene and across the street to your house. You were also one of my godparents . What an amazing person you were and will be missed. Rest in peace

Roylene Bodvig Jacobs Nov 6 2021 10:56 PM

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