Name:     Billy Franklin Bertschy

From:  Unknown, Arkansas
Date:  May 2013   

Billy Franklin Bertschy, 81, of Springdale, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale. He was born June 10, 1931 in Bentonville to Carson Franklin and Elsie Vivian Howard Bertschy.

Billy served in the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He was a retired store manager with Kinney Shoes. He enjoyed blue grass music, traveling, working in the outdoors and spending time with his grand and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Alan Dale Bertschy, in 2010, and a brother, Jack Bertschy. He is survived by his wife, Velta (Kaundart) Bertschy, whom he married January 22, 1951 in Ft. Smith; a daughter, Shanna Crum and husband Rick; two grandsons, Alan Ramsey and wife Amanda, Robbie Dale Bertschy; two great-granddaughters, Ella and Lindley Ramsey, all of Springdale; a brother, Eugene Cox of Jane, Missouri; and two sister-in-laws, Ruth Bertschy of Seattle, Washington, Ruth Kaundart of Ft. Smith.

Funeral services were Wednesday, May 1, at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Bluff Cemetery.