Michael R. Bertsch, 73, of Grandview died on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009.

He was born May 20, 1936 in Devils Lake, N.D. He graduated from Naches High School. He served in U.S. Air Force.

He married Stella M. Carr on Aug. 31, 1957 in Fairchild, Calif. In 1966 they opened MB Upholstery in Grandview.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Stella M. Bertsch of Grandview; his children, Michael Bertsch of Joshua Tree, Calif., Tony Bertsch of Sunnyside, Robert Bertsch of Lakebay, Teresa Harder of Cheney, Jeff Bertsch of Grandview and Joe Bertsch of Burbank; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Audrey Davis of Chehalis.

A Rosary will be recited on Thursday Aug. 6, 2009, at Smith Funeral Home in Grandview. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grandview, with burial to follow at Grandview Cemetery.

Smith Funeral Home in Grandview is in charge of arrangements.


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