May 25, 1923 ~ October 16, 2012
Otto Bertsch, age 89, of Hillsboro ND, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at Evergreens of Fargo under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Otto was born May 25, 1923, in Germany to Gottfried and Katherine (Weible) Bertsch. The family immigrated to the United States in 1924 and made their home East of Hillsboro. Otto attended Herberg Township Country School. Otto married Pearl Ostby and they raised their family South of Hillsboro. On June 8, 1990 Otto married Sandra Stene Scherfenberg.
Otto was a farmer and also started his own trucking company, Bertsch Trucking Inc., hauling Versatile farm equipment from Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada to the United States.
Otto enjoyed farming, driving ford trucks and cars, and going to auctions. He enjoyed visiting with old friends and meeting new friends.
Otto is survived by his wife, Sandra; his children- Pat Bertsch, Randy Bertsch, and Otto Bertsch Jr., all of Hillsboro; his step-children- Jeff Scherfenberg, Dave (Cindy) Scherfenberg and Nikie (Aaron) Ambuehl, all of Ada, MN; his brother, Alvin (Shirley) Bertsch of Hillsboro; 9 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Otto was preceded in death by his parents; his sons - John and Leon; and his sister, Lena Beckman.