July 17, 1928-Oct. 6, 2012
Margie M. Bertling, 84, of Delphos passed away Sunday evening at Vancrest of Delphos, surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born July 17, 1928, in Delphos to Elmer and Josephine (Fuerst) Miller, who preceded her in death.
On July 3, 1948, she married James F. “Bud” Bertling, who passed away Dec. 17, 2003.
Survivors include her children, Chuck Bertling of Bangkok, Thailand, Terry Nathanson of Delphos, Jane (Gary) Houg of Van Wert, Betty (Gary) Dilworth and Marty (Steve) Mansfield of Delphos, Tom (Priscilla) Bertling of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jack (Cindy) Bertling of Delphos, Glenn (Julie) Bertling of Lima, Anne (Rob) Watkins of Delphos and James “Buddy” (Marcy) Bertling Jr. of Lompoc, Calif.; 21 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren with one on the way; two sisters-in-law, Rita Daley of Lima and Ruth Bertling of California; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sons, George Bertling and Daniel Bertling; and her sister, Gloria Osting.
Mrs. Bertling was a homemaker, and for over 20 years she served as a receptionist for Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Homes in Delphos and Ottoville. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, the Rev. Christopher Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home in Lima, and again on Thursday, one hour prior to Mass in church. A Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Schools.
Condolences may be made at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com
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