Margie M Miller Bertling

July 17, 1928October 7, 2012

Margie M. Bertling, 84, of Delphos, passed away Sunday evening October 7, 2012, at Vancrest of Delphos, surrounded by her loved ones. Margie was born July 17, 1928, in Delphos to Elmer and Josephine (Fuerst) Miller who preceded her in death. On July 3, 1948, she married James F. “Bud” Bertling who passed away December 17, 2003. Mrs. Bertling was the mother of George Bertling (dec’d), Chuck Bertling of Bangkok, Thailand, Terry Nathanson of Delphos, Jane (Gary) Houg of Van Wert, Betty (Gary) Dilworth of Delphos, Daniel Bertling (dec’d), Marty (Steve) Mansfield of Delphos, Tom (Priscilla) Bertling of Scottsdale, AZ, Jack (Cindy) Bertling of Delphos, Glenn (Julie) Bertling of Lima, Anne (Rob) Watkins of Delphos and James “Buddy” (Marcy) Bertling, Jr., of Lompoc, CA. She had twenty one grandchildren, nine great grandchildren with one on the way; two sisters-in-law, Rita Daley of Lima and Ruth Bertling of California; and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, husband and two sons, she was preceded in death by her sister, Gloria Osting. Margie was a homemaker, and for over 20 years she served as a receptionist for Kolkmeyer-Helmkamp-Orians Funeral Homes in Delphos and Ottoville. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Delphos, with Father Christopher Bohnsack as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Delphos. Family and friends may call Wednesday, October 10, from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home in Lima, and again on Thursday, one hour prior to Mass in church. A Parish Rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Schools. Condolences may be made at


  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Calling Hours Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Parish Rosary Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Margie M Miller Bertling

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October 12, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to your family.I'm sure you will hold endless memories in your hearts. Doug, Patsy and Jenny Spring(Lima)

Mary Titus

October 11, 2012

All of us in Arizona send our love to the Bertling family. Tom and Priscilla, my prayers are with you as you say goodbye.

Pat Koester

October 10, 2012

Sorry to hear of Marg's passing. She now reunites with Bud once again. The photo album memorial here reflects her family precisely. Always plenty of smiles at the Bertling home.........

October 10, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sorry we couldn't be there in person to offer our sympathy. Don "Doc" & Kay Meyer

Lia Schade & Brent Bankson

October 9, 2012

With sincere condolences to a big & beautiful family. Prayers & blessings...

Sandra (Kohorst) Greenberg

October 9, 2012

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know my prayers are with you as you share your grief and move forward. Your mom was a terrific lady!

bob beebe

October 9, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.