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David Spock Bertke Obituary


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“He was my uncle, and a great man. I didn't know him well, but I wish I did ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Will - Columbus, OH - Nephew

“To the Bertke family my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Spock my ole friend you will be missed dearly. Rest in peace. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Alvin Holscher - West Carrollton, OH

“The memories of you will live in my heart forever my friend. ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Tim Sloan - Celina, OH - Friend

“Sending prayers and positive thoughts, sorry for your loss. He always had a smile and a joke. Really was a kind man, God needed another angel. May...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa - Liberty Township, OH

“Spock and I shared 5th grade together in the old St. Johns chool house. Like everyone else in those days, we liked to go out on nice days and play...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Matt Ranly - Minster, OH - friend

“I will always rember singing Roger Miller songs on the way to VJs with Spock after the football games. You will be missed by all who have met you. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Big Guy

“God has another wonderful angel with him now. I am so grateful to have met Spock. He always had a smile & something to say! Duckfoots won't be th...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Pam Miller - Celina, OH - friend

“Spock you were one of a kind my brother , one of the funniest and smartest I ever met. All the great times we had at the lake boating,golfing and...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Dave Guy - Huber Heights, OH

“Spock, I have nothing but good memories that I enjoyed with you..From the High School Volkswagen Van party days to the infamous Spock-Stocks. Gonna...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Steve and Mary Beth Rosenbeck

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. ”
10 of 21 | Posted by: Lindsay - OH

“For 7 1/2 years as manager of Bayview Pub, I seen more of Spock & Chicken than my own family. They would do anything for me, b/c that is just they...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Brad "Pac-Man" Knapke - Chickasaw, OH

“My sincere and heartfelt sympathies to all of the Bertke family. Spock always had such a warm and friendly heart. Enjoyed many conversations with him...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Nancy Bohman - Powell, OH

“Very thankful to have known Spock. Certainly a gentle , loving Soul , Will undoubtedly be missed by many. ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Ronnie & Lisa Johnson - Celina

“Visiting the Rembacki family and always running into Spock. What a carefree soul. He enjoyed life and being around people. Always a smile. May you...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Michael Martin - Baltimore, MD

“My memories include all the Bertkes.Wonderful trips to Maria Stein and Spock coming with family and staying at our house in Geneva for a Browns game....Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Colleen and Scott Kissel - Geneva, OH

“Jeffery Bertke (nephew) and extended family, May the light that shined in Spock's eyes always be seen through yours. You have the same kind spirit...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Bridgette Moore - Zephyrhills, FL

“Our heartfelt condolences to the Bertke family. we hold you in our hearts as you lay Spock to rest. ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Cherie Dahlinghaus Richards - OH

“We are sure there is a welcoming committee in Heaven for Spock and that Chris is part of it welcoming an old friend. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: Tess & Don Mescher

“Thanks for all the wonderful memories, the great laughs, the stories and jokes that had pun lines with you should have been there. Thank You for the...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Brandy Godwin - Celina, OH

“A wonderful person! A great friend! So much like a brother! Spock will be missed by so many! I think of you everytime I look out my back door and...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Cyndi Wilson - Celina (Montezuma), OH

“Always a joker always making me smile, Spock I'm gonna miss you an aweful lot buddy. I will sing "The Banana Boat" ("Day-O") song for ya this year...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Heather Wilson - Friend


David 'Spock' Bertke, age 46, of Montezuma OH, died on Monday, November 14, 2011 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born March 07, 1965 in Coldwater, Ohio to Dennis Bertke who survives in Maria Stein, Ohio and the late Ruth (Huecker) Bertke. Spock is survived by his brothers and sisters Jerry (Janie) Bertke of Coldwater, Ohio, Ted (Dianna) Bertke of Celina, Ohio, Jan (Ron) Hertel of Celina, Ohio, Kenneth (Kathy) Bertke of Versailles, Ohio, John (Karen) Bertke of Celina, Ohio, Nick (Lin) Bertke of Troy, Ohio, Betty (Brian) Rembacki of Coldwater, Ohio, Kay (Don) Homan of New Bremen, Ohio, Norman (Tiffany) Bertke of Columbus, Ohio, Scott (Annie) Bertke of Columbus, Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by a brother Michael 'Chicken' Bertke. He was a member of the Celina Moose Lodge, Wolf Racing Team, Celina Music Bowling League and a veteran of the US Army. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at St. John Catholic Church, Maria Stein, Ohio. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, Maria Stein Ohio. Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home-Coldwater on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM. Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.