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Margaret Bertsch, 95 of Burlington VT passed peacefully on April 17, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Born in Staten Island, NY on September 12, 1922, Margaret Katherine Voigt grew up in a military family. Although she lived in New Jersey, New York, and Kentucky, she attended high school in Honolulu Hawaii and Hawaii captured her heart. She earned her BSRN degree in 1945 at the University of Dayton. She married Joseph Francis Bertsch upon his return from the war, on April 10, 1948. They eventually settled in Orchard Lake Michigan where they raised their family. Margaret was the Charge nurse of the Labor/Delivery unit of Pontiac General Hospital, there she worked on a team that implemented much of the technology which is now the part of modern OB care. She had a keen mind, and was a model for lifelong learning. She continued her education by reading medical and nursing journals well into her 90’s. Margaret had a generous heart and was always available to assist family and friends. She was the loving mother of Charles (Patricia), John (Tania) and Frances Bertsch. The devoted grandmother of Laura Slowson (Michael), Jaclyn Gilman (Steven), Brian Bertsch and Rachel Bertsch. She was the proud great grandmother of James Gilman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; son, John and daughter-in-law Patricia. Honoring Margaret’s wishes there will be no memorial service. A private interment will take place at Lakeview Cemetery. The family wishes to thank Dr. Pitcher, the staff at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation, and Gale Smith of the VNA hospice program for the kindness and care they gave Margaret. The family requests that donations be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden County in lieu of flowers.

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