Bruce Bertsch

Funeral services for Bruce Bertsch, 64, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints, 3615 W. 10th Street, Lawrence, KS. Private family graveside will be held in Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center, KS. He passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS. Bruce was born April 24, 1953 in Lamar, CO the son of Howard E. and Mary E. (Miller) Bertsch. He graduated from Clay Center High School in Clay Center, KS. He enjoyed KU Sports and was a basketball season ticket holder and member of the Williams Fund. Bruce also enjoyed golfing, motorcycling and woodworking. He was an avid reader and loved computers and music. He was a retired database administrator. He married Brenda Williams on July 5, 1975 in Wichita, KS. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his daughter, Mara (Charles) Blake, Olathe, KS; three grandchildren, Felicity, Charlotte, Oliver; and one sister, Marsha (Jacob) Griffin, Oxford, NJ. The family will greet friends prior to the service at 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday, March 8th at the church. Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation (PKD Foundation) and may be sent in care of WarrenMcElwain Mortuary. For more information or to post a condolence go to Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.