Obit: Bertz, Kenneth A. (1944 - 2005)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Bertz, Schmitz, Gust, Baumann, Warmouth

----Sources: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) September 21, 2005

Bertz, Kenneth A. (June 20, 1944 - September 12, 2005)

Kenneth A Bertz, age 61, Town of Lindsay, Wood County, died Monday September 12, 2005, in the Town of Linwood, Portage County, after a logging accident. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 15, at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home, Marshfield. The Rev. James J. Logan officiated. Burial was in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, at Loyal.

Kenneth A Bertz was born on June 20, 1944, in Greenwood, to John "Jack" and Cecelia Schmitz) Bertz. He attended Greenwood and Loyal schools and was a graduate of Loyal High School. He was a talented athlete, excelling in football, baseball and later, softball. He attended college in North Dakota. He married Suzanne Gust on September 4, 1965, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Hewitt. They later divorced. He served in the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in August of 1971. At the present time he owned and operated Ken Bertz Forest Products. He was an avid sports enthusiast, participating in many types of sports and activities.

Surviving Kenneth are two children and four grandchildren, Kelly (Keith) Baumann, Shawano, and their children, Courtney, and Casey, and Klay Bertz of Madison, and his children Devan and Kassy; and one brother, John "Jack" (Elayne "Boots") Bertz, Loyal.

Preceding him in death were his parents, and a sister, Roberta Warmouth.

The family will designate a memorial in his name. Condolences may be sent online to

Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home, Marshfield, assisted the family with arrangements.



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