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Robert "Bob" Bertke

July 30, 1924 July 3, 2019
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Robert “Bob” Earl Bertke
Brooklyn, Michigan

Bob Bertke, 94, passed away July 3, 2019. He was born on July 30, 1924 in Norvell, Michigan to Herbert and Minnie Louise( Schaufele) Bertke. Bob married the love of his life, Dorothy Austin, on December 1, 1947 in Brooklyn, Michigan.
Bob served honorably in U.S. Army in World War II (1943-1946) serving overseas in Rhineland and Central Europe, receiving a Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. He also received the American Theater Ribbon, European – African- Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars and one Overseas Service Bar. Bob enjoyed traveling for many years to Florida; going to his cabin in Northern Michigan where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He had the honor of being invited to visit Washington D.C. with the Talons Out Honor Flight accompanied with his daughter, Brenda. Bob visited many monuments including the WWII memorial, especially enjoying his visit to Arlington National Cemetery and witnessing the “changing of the guard”. He enjoyed his daily visit to the Brooklyn American Legion and Irish Hills Eagles to socialize with his friends and his favorite bartenders along with playing his favorite pull tabs. Bob will be greatly missed by his Family and his treasured American Legion family. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, quick wit and his ever famous “one liners”.

Bob is survived by his children, Patricia (Kenneth) Brier of Colorado Springs, CO, Brenda (Keith) Schultz and Roger Bertke of Brooklyn, 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, parents and sisters: Virginia Sutton and Inea Wilkinson.

Bob’s Family and friends will gather on, Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 3pm – 7pm, at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Braun Chapel, in Brooklyn, MI. Bob’s Farewell Service will be on Sunday, July 7, 2019 beginning with a gathering at 1pm until the time of service at 2pm. Pastor Jeff Scheeks officiating. In Roberts honor, memorial contributions may be directed to the Brooklyn American Legion Post #315 or the American Legion Auxiliary #315. Please sign Bob’s guestbook at www.borekjennings.com or leave a message of comfort for his family by calling 877-231-7900.


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Family and Friends Gathering

Saturday

6

Jul

3:00 PM 7/6/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/6/2019 7:00:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Braun Chapel, Brooklyn

137 South Main Street
PO Box 396
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Borek Jennings - Braun Chapel, Brooklyn
137 South Main Street Brooklyn 49230 MI
United States

Family and Friends Gathering

Sunday

7

Jul

1:00 PM 7/7/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/7/2019 2:00:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Braun Chapel, Brooklyn

137 South Main Street
PO Box 396
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Borek Jennings - Braun Chapel, Brooklyn
137 South Main Street Brooklyn 49230 MI
United States

Community Farewell Service

Sunday

7

Jul

2:00 PM 7/7/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 7/7/2019 3:00:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Braun Chapel, Brooklyn

137 South Main Street
PO Box 396
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Borek Jennings - Braun Chapel, Brooklyn
137 South Main Street Brooklyn 49230 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Highland Cemetery Final Resting Place

Monroe Pike
Brooklyn, MI 49230

Monroe Pike Brooklyn 49230 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Brooklyn American Legion - Wilber Bartlett Post #315

211 Chicago St.
Brooklyn, MI 49230
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