Deacon Omer Bertke

Notice of Death of Archdiocesan Deacon 

Deacon Omer Bertke, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Deacon Bertke was ordained to the Diaconate on June 20, 1987.  He served most recently in the Marion Catholic Community in Maria Stein, Ohio.  He served the Archdiocese as a permanent deacon for thirty-three years.

Deacon Bertke was preceded in death by his wife, Rita, to whom he was married for 66 years. Omer and Rita had 8 children, 20 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.

Christian Burial was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Maria Stein, Ohio at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, 2020. Interment at St. John Cemetery with full military honors.


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