Robert L. Bertsch

Robert L. “Bob” Bertsch, 62, of Greenfield passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2017. He was born on October 23, 1955 in Decatur to Godfrey J. and Anita (Lehman) Bertsch. He was married on December 14, 1974 in Berne to Brenda J. Bixler.

He graduated from South Adams High School in 1974. He worked for Service Engineering Inc. in Greenfield as a sales manager for 15 years. He was a member of Trinity Park United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, and traveling the world. He loved spending time with his family and adored his grandchildren.

He is survived by his mother of Bluffton; his wife of Greenfield; son, Jason R. (Kelly) Bertsch of Whiteland; daughter, Danae L. (Joseph) Young of New Castle; four sisters, Ruth (Harry) Anderson; Becky (Denny) Caffee; and Roxanne (Jeff) Roop, all of Geneva; and Rhonda (Eric) Tonner of Bluffton; three grandchildren, Ben, Luke and Maggie; and mother-in-law, Carol Bixler of Greenfield.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation was one hour prior to the 11:30 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, December 9 at Trinity Park United Methodist Church, 207 W. Park Ave., Greenfield. Officiating was Reverend Larry VanCamp. Burial will take place at a later date at Mennonite Reformed Evangelical Cemetery in Berne.

Memorials may be made by mail to Luke Bertsch Benefit Account, c/o Erlewein Mortuary, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140 or envelopes will be available at the church. 

Arrangements provided by Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory in Greenfield. Online condolences may be made at