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Stanley Bertsch

Aug 7, 2021

May 31, 1927-July 10, 2021

Stanley Bertsch, also

known to many as

“Junior,” age 94, passed

away on July 10, 2021, in

Missoula, Montana.

He was born May 31,

1927, in Towner, North

Dakota to Stanley Bertsch

Sr. and Pearl Brandon

Bertsch. His fondest

memories were of the

time he spent on his

grandparents’ farm.

Stan served in the US

Navy from March 22,

1945, a few months before

his 18th birthday, to April

2, 1948. He was stationed

in the Philippine Islands

and on the USS General

J.C. Breckinridge. He was

proud of his service and

excited to go on the 2013

Honor Flight to Washing-

ton D.C.

Stan was also proud of

his long career as a truck-

driver. He started driving

tractors on the farm,

moved on to heavy equip-

ment and trucks. He

bought his own truck

several years before he re-


Stan loved fishing and

the beautiful lakes around

Missoula. He enjoyed his

boats and camper, and his

many friends who shared

these activities with him.

Stan was preceded in

death by: his parents; and

brother Clayton Bertsch.

He is survived by:

daughters Victoria

(Jacques) Chappell, Can-

dyce (Randy) Richardson,

and Kaleigh Grafft; Grand-

daughters Theresa Chap-

pell, Allison Chappell,

Andrea (Quanah)

Richardson-Blaine, Sara

(Alan) Duncan; Great-

grandchildren Ava Blaine,

Alyssa and Liam Duncan;

Nephew Blaine (Raksha)

Bertsch; and Great niece

Sacha Bertsch.

Interment Service will

be held at the Western

MT State Veterans

Cemetery, 1911 Tower

Street, Missoula on Sept.

10 at 1 p.m.

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