Donald J. Bercher

November 24, 1936December 2, 2018

Don Bercher, 82, of Fort Smith, Arkansas passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Fort Smith. He was born November 24, 1936 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Joseph Paul Bercher and Hettie Louise Jones Bercher. Don was a Brick Mason by trade and worked several years for the Core of Engineers at the Ozark Power Plant. He is preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Steve Bercher.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-one years, Lorann Bercher of the home; two sons, Donnie Bercher (Denice) of Barling, Ronnie Bercher (Brenda) of Chester; four grandchildren, Courtney Holbroock (Chris) of Fort Smith, Troy Bercher (Rita) of Muldrow, Oklahoma, Darrin Bercher (Crystal) of Fort Smith, Nathan Bercher of Fort Smith; and three great grandchildren.

Per Don’s request no services will be held.


  • Lorann Bercher, His loving wife of sixty-one years
  • Steve Bercher, Son
  • Donnie Bercher and wife Denice, Son
  • Ronnie Bercher and wife Brenda, Son
  • Joseph Paul and Hettie Louise Jones Bercher, Parents
  • Courtney Holbroock and husband Chris, Grandchild
  • Troy Bercher and wife Rita, Grandchild
  • Darrin Bercher and wife Crystal, Grandchild
  • Nathan Bercher, Grandchild
  • Don is also survived by his three great grandchildren.

Donald J. Bercher

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Troy Bercher

December 4, 2018

There are so many heartfelt memories with my papa ....taking walks, sitting on the resting rock, learning how to dig through a five gallon bucket of legos without making a peep ! All these memories always include my entire family , that was the best part . He was a patient grandfather a loving husband and a great dad.. I know this because his sons learned to be great dads from him and for that we are all greatful . I wish everyone comfort in these tough times but like always the Bercher’s are there for each other, yet another thing we learned from him , I miss you and it hurts but your memory will never fade

Elizabeth Kelley

December 3, 2018

Uncle Don was an amazing uncle. He was such a humble, yet generous and kind hearted man. I will miss him so much. Aunt Lorann, cousins Ronnie and Donnie and families you are forever in my thoughts and prayers. There are too many stories to share but none is forgotten.