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Obituary For

Duane Bersche

12/08/1930 - 04/29/2018

Duane Bersche passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 4th at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Pastor William J. Shupe officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites will be presented by American Legion Post #105 Honor Guard. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. Duane Leroy Bersche was born December 8, 1930 in Plymouth, Nebraska to George and Hulda (Unger) Bersche. He married Twila Belle Grimsley on February 10, 1952 in Blackwell, OK. Duane served his country in the US Army receiving his Honorable Discharge on February 19, 1954. He started his career at Phillips Petroleum Co. on June 21, 1955 and retired on October 1, 1985 with over 30 years of dedicated service. Duane enjoyed doing artwork including sculpting, painting, wood carving and writing. As an outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Duane was a deep thinker and strongly valued his faith. Duane is survived by two sons, Greg Bersche and wife Kimberly of Skiatook and Mark Duane Bersche and Lori Hutson of Barnsdall; two daughters, Vickie and husband Craig Sprague of Bartlesville and Gail and husband Rick Barringer of Friendswood, TX. He was blessed with six grandchildren: Kyle, Sondra, Amanda, Jeremy, Kendra, and Jake along with three great-grandchildren Tyler, Kaylee and Paisley. Duane is also survived by his sister Helen Gorrell, brother-in-law LeRoy Grimsley, sister-in-law Dorothy Brown, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Duane was preceded in death by his parents George and Hulda Bersche, his wife Twila Bersche and brother Richard Bersche. 


"Amazing Grace"

"Just As I Am"

"Abide With Me"

Organist - Stephanie Skurcenski


Pastor William J. Shupe


05/04/2018 06:00 pm
Redeember Lutheran Church
3700 SE Adams Boulevard
Bartlesville OK 74006


05/04/2018 07:00 pm
Memorial Park Cemetery
4200 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


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