Rose Bertsch

Rose Bertsch
Date of Birth: May 22, 1915
Died on: June 03, 2021

Rose Bertsch, 106, of Brandon, SD, formerly of Aberdeen, SD, peacefully gained her angel wings with her niece Bev Pfeifle by her side on Thursday, June 3, at Bethany Home in Brandon, SD.

Rose Dickhaut was born on May 22, 1915, near Lesterville, SD to John and Katie Dickhaut. They moved to the farm northeast of Tolstoy in 1922. Rose received her elementary education in a rural school and graduated from Loyalton High School. She then attended Northern State and earned a bachelor’s degree in teaching. She taught rural schools in McPherson, Potter, Faulk and Edmunds County. She later taught in Ipswich and then Aberdeen at the Adams and May Overby Schools. She retired in 1977.

In 1943 she married Harvey H. Strobel at Macon, GA. Harvey was sent overseas in 1944 and died in the Battle of the Bulge on January 1, 1945. On October 3, 1947, she married Albert J. Bertsch at Selby, SD. Albert died on September 8, 1997. She continued to live in Aberdeen. Rose moved to Parkside in 2003 and then to Towne Square in 2017 and into Bethesda Home after breaking her hip in 2019. In February of 2020 she moved to Bethany Home in Brandon to be close to her niece.

Rose was a member of New Life Fellowship, Aberdeen and a past member of Calvary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for nineteen years. She loved teaching and spending time with the children in the first and second grade. She volunteered at Mother Joseph Manor, Red Cross and was a lifetime member of SD Retired Teachers and N.S.U. fifty-year club. They loved traveling and made it to all fifty states, Canada and Europe.

Left to cherish wonderful memories are many nieces and nephews including Bev Pfeifle of Brandon and Sylvia (Don) Heinrich of Aberdeen, special cousin, Darlene Fischer, Aberdeen and many dear friends.

Preceding Rose in death are her husbands, Harvey Strobel and Albert Bertsch, parents, John and Katie Dickhaut, and brothers, Henry Dickhaut and John Dickhaut.



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