Marjorie Bertsch


November 5, 1930 - October 9, 2020


Marjorie Bertsch, 89, of Mitchell, SD, died Friday, October 9, 2020 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Downtown First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. A private family burial will be in Servicemen’s Memorial Cemetery in Mitchell.Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

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Marjorie Bertsch was born on November 5, 1930 in Douglas County near Delmont, South Dakota to Alfred and Tillie (Kittler) Brenner.

She attended rural school in Douglas County and graduated from Armour High School in 1948. She enrolled in Methodist School of Nursing, graduating in 1951, and receiving her Nurses RN from Dakota Wesleyan. She was employed at Methodist Hospital, and later at Dr. Gills and Brogdon Medical Clinic.

On October 11, 1953, she married Garvin Bertsch in Armour, SD.

Marjorie was a member and served as president of PEO Chapter AP, Twentieth Century Club, Methodist Alumni Association, Methodist Hospital Auxiliary, and United Methodist Women where she was awarded a lifetime membership. She was active in the First United Methodist Church for 65 years, serving on committees and as a volunteer in the church kitchen for funerals.

She is survived by one son, Jeff (Cathy) of Sturgis, SD; daughter, Mary (Ed) Kieff of Sioux Falls; 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; and brother, Frank (Cheri) of Fullerton, CA.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Garvin; parents; brothers, Emery, Donald, and Alfred; and sister, Victoria Henry.



None Scheduled


Thursday, October 15, 2020
11:00 AM
Downtown First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301



Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Sue Edinger on November 14, 2020
I first met Marge at Twentith Centry then we both belonged to PEO. She was so positive. I was sorry when she stopped attending our meetings. This Covid-vid Pandemic stopped any visiting. The last time for our visit was at the Country Estates. Her eyesight was bad, but never a complaint.
Everyone that knew Marge loved her. So many good memories.
Posted by Donna Engelland Tucker on October 15, 2020
When I knew Margie in Armour she was a sweet,beautiful, fun-loving young woman. Although she was only a few years older, we girls all looked up to her. Frank always said he so enjoyed his visits with her, and her many friends at the home. Bless her soul!
Posted by Cheri Brenner on October 15, 2020
I will miss your beautiful mother and her calming presence. When I came into your family she treated me like one of her own. She was always so kind and full of grace. Jesus has made her body whole again and I look forward to seeing her again.
Posted by Franklin Brenner on October 15, 2020
My sweet sister is finally getting her rewards in Heaven for all she has done here on earth. I will truly miss her. Now my whole family is with her and I desire to be with them also.
Posted by Elwin & Rosalie Hohn on October 15, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Marjorie's family, may God give you all strength through these difficult times.
Posted by Bobbi Winters Schurz on October 14, 2020
Jeff and Mary and family, so sorry for the loss of Marge. I have great memories of my days at Saterlie Drug, Garvin and Wiley, and Marge. She was a wonderful lady. May your memories keep her forever in your hearts♥️
Posted by Marlene Skillings on October 13, 2020
Everyone in Armour S.D.knew the wonderful Brenner family..Marge and Victoria were wonderful examples for everyone to follow.. Marlene Skillings
Posted by Elise Brenner Masters on October 13, 2020
Mary and Jeff - my sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Uncle Frank commented frequently about her upbeat, positive personality. I wish we could have spent more time together. Rest In Peace, Aunt Marge.
Posted by Jackie Christiansen (Clark) on October 13, 2020
Jeff and family. Deepest Condolences to all of the family. Prayers for God's grace and comfort
Posted by Julie Jenkins Lichter on October 13, 2020
Jeff and Mary
So sorry for your loss. Marge was such a dear to our mom for decades and mom always loved having coffee, working at the church with her and even a few Job's Daughters events. She will be missed by our mom. Prayers for your family.
Posted by Charlotte Trebilcock on October 12, 2020
We were do sorry to hear of Marge's passing. We know it must be a relief and a comfort to know she's in a better place. Because of the miles between us, we didn't get to spend as much time with her as we would have wanted. Our memories of her are what a kind and thoughtful woman she was. We hope your memories give you much comfort.
With Sympathy and Love
Charlotte and Chuck
Posted by Renie Nesland on October 11, 2020
I was in Nurses Training with Marge. So many good memories and still saw her every year when we came back to Mitchell until this year. My sympathy to her family-I will miss those pictures with her "greats" that she sent every Christmas. She loved you all so much and will be missed. Renie
Posted by annette kost on October 11, 2020
She will be missed by many,Im sorry for your loss.
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