Charles Sanford Bertschinger, 73 of Winona, died Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Bayview Nursing Home in Redwing. He was born on April 19, 1947 in Rochester to Walter and Delores (Davidson) Bertschinger. On August 11, 1973 he married Barbara Adams at the Little Brown Church in Iowa.
Charlie was a handy man who laid brick and carpet as well as worked at Mayo Clinic in the janitorial department. He spent his time fishing and loved having his grandchildren around.
He is survived by his wife, Barb; children, Sheila (Edwin) Birdsell, Samantha (Fernando Hernandez) Breslin, and Josh Bertschinger; 9 grandchildren; 4 brothers; and 5 sisters.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery in Zumbro Falls led by Rev. Dan Dunphy. Please leave a memory of Charlie and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.
For Those I Love
For Those Who Love Me
When I am gone, release me, and let me go...
I have so many things to see and do
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown.
But now it's time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part.
So bless the memories that lie within your hearts.
I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see me or touch me. I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone...
I'll greet you with a smile and "Welcome Home"