Geraldine 'Geri' Bertsche
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MOUNT PULASKI -- Geraldine "Geri"
Bertsche, 90, of Mount Pulaski, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at 5:11
p.m. at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski, with Mark Weber officiating.
Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Mount Pulaski Cemetery.
Mrs. Bertsche had been a waitress and worked at
the hairpin factory in Shelbyville for many years.
She was born July 7, 1919, in Decatur to George
and Florence Severe McGlennon. She married Harold
Bertsche in Springfield on May 17, 1961. He preceded
her in death on Aug. 22, 1977.
She is survived by two sons, Lloyd (and Evelyn)
Rice of Pekin and Gerald Rice of Oklahoma; two
daughters, Sharon Forbes of Springfield and Cathy
Loveall of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; and seven
She was also preceded in death by two sisters and
an infant brother.
She was of the Christian faith.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer
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