Delane "Del" Bertsch

Obituary of Delane "Del" Albert Bertsch

Delane "Del" Albert Bertsch, 75, of Las Vegas, passed away on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Del was born September 4, 1944 in Ashley ND to the late Albert and the late Emma Bertsch. The youngest of five children, he grew up on a farm in remote North Dakota, where he rode a horse to a one-room school house. After high school, Del was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving as a General's Aide. Upon completion of his Army service, Del moved to Aberdeen SD, worked as a bus driver for educational tours, and then became a long-haul truck driver. He moved to Sioux Falls SD and ultimately made Las Vegas his permanent home in the 1980's. Del was a founding member of The Las Vegas Wranglers Western Dance Team and organized the first professional dance competition in Las Vegas. Professionally, he continued his trucking career, owned Delane A Bertsch Trucking Company, and worked for Las Vegas Paving. Del mentored many people as they launched their trucking careers. A "larger than life" personality, Del enjoyed people and adored his rescue dogs. He was very resourceful and enjoyed tinkering with just about anything. He loved all sports, especially Ohio State football, and RV'ing with his wife and dogs. Del is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Shari Bertsch of Las Vegas; children Steven Bertsch of Minneapolis and Alison (Jimmy) Sparer Mulligan of Houston TX; grandson Mason Mulligan; siblings Esther Lensegrav of Olympia WA, Elsie Schock of Ellendale ND and Leroy (Mary) Bertsch of Jamestown ND; sister-in-law Janice Bertsch of Oaks ND; brother-in-law Don Schlesinger of San Francisco CA; mother-in-law Janet Schlesinger of Las Vegas NV; and several nieces and nephews. Del is predeceased by his sons Daniel and Nathan, brother Clifford Bertsch, and father-in-law Mayer William Schlesinger. Contributions in Del's memory may be made to organizations which support Vietnam Veterans. Please join us in honoring and celebrating the life of Del Bertsch. Come share your memories. Light appetizers will be offered, dress is casual, Buckeye colors though optional, are highly recommend. Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:00 PM Sporting Life Bar 7770 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89139 (south of 215 on Jones) 702-331-4647 Please send your favorite photos in advance: By email: or by text: 702-375-0874 RSVP to Shari Bertsch at either email or phone number above

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Sporting Life Bar
7770 S Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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