Paul Charles Bertsch

Paul Charles Bertsch, 94, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 5:27 p.m. 
Sunday, June 1, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Jefferson County on Sunday, Aug. 31, 1913, a son 
of Charles and Catherine (Rostollan) Bertsch. He married Nellie 
Rockett on May 11, 1936, in Mt. Vernon, and she preceded him in 
death on July 16, 2001.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral 
Home in Mt. Vernon with Father Daniel Jurek officiating. Interment 
will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Paul is survived by a daughter, Patricia Ann Green and husband Walter 
of Texico; six grandchildren, Tammy Donoho and husband Darrell of Texico, 
Brent Green and wife Michelle of Washington, Ill., Bradley Green and wife 
DeAnn of Texico, Brian Green and wife Ramona of Texico, Teresa Knight and 
husband Keith of Texico, and Bruce Green and wife Gina of Texico; 
18 grandchildren, Sara Harris and husband Matthew of Texico, Gina Hildreth 
and husband Bryan of Centralia, Loren and Trevor Underwood of Washington, Ill., 
Zachrey, Taryn, Mariah, Bryce and Madalyn, Nathaniel, Daniel, Samual and Denea 
Green, Blake and Megan Green, Kabra, Kelton and Kaylyn Knight, all of Texico; 
and brother-in-law, Ralph Bill Rockett of Mt. Vernon.

His parents; his sister, Cecilia Bertsch; his brother, Lawrence Bertsch; and 
his cousin, Walter Rostollan preceded him in death.

Paul worked at the International Shoe Company in Mt. Vernon for 45 years and 
was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon. 

For those who wish, memorials may. be given to the St. Mary's School or to 
Hospice of the Good Samaritan and will be accepted at the funeral home or may 
be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where 
you may call 242-3348 or visit for further 
information and to send condolences. 


Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2008
Submitted by: Cindy Ford

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