Ralph Edwin Bersch

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, August 30, 1950
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, August 31, 2021


WOOSTER – Ralph Edwin “Ed” Bersch, 71, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at West View Healthy Living.

He was born August 30, 1950 in Wooster the son of Ralph W. and Reita Halliwell Bersch.  He married Gail Buchwalter on November 5, 1983.  She survives.

Ed enjoyed woodworking, especially wooden toys and baby cribs, fishing, frog gigging and telling “war” stories.  He loved his kids and grandkids.

He was a loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children Doug (Marisa) Bersch of Apple Creek, Timmy Winkleman of Ohio, Tommy Bersch of Ohio, Michael (Monica) Bersch of Massillon and Josh Bersch of Wooster; grandchildren Logan, Kennedy, Cheyenne, Heaven, Morgan, T.J., Michaela, Sara, Lizzy, Gavin and Isabella; great-grandson Leland; siblings Donna (Jerry AmRhein) Aimes of Kentucky, Lois McCarty of Wooster, Terry Bersch of Wooster and George (Karen) Bersch of Burbank.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

There will be no calling hours and a memorial service will be on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., Smithville.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make contributions to the funeral home to help defray expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Memorial Contributions: 

Funeral Home to help with expenses


No calling hours


Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., Smithville


So sorry for your lose I'm here for you guys

We are so saddened to hear of Ed's passing. He was a nice, gentle man and always willing to help with events at the church. We will miss him in our Sunday School class. We know it has been a rough past year, but he seldom missed before he became ill. Many prayers for you, Gail, and for your whole family. May the Lord comfort you in your time of grief.

I was one of Ed’s nurses at WVHL. He was one of the kindest most understanding men I have ever had the privilege of taking care of. He will be greatly missed. I send my condolences and much love to your entire family. May he rest easy.

So sorry for your loss prayers an condolences to you an your family

We will miss you Uncle Ed RIP FLY HIGH!!!
LOVE The Smith's, DeVore's & Bazzinett's

We will call miss you Uncle Ed

The Smith's Bazzinett's and DeVore's

Timmy and Tommy in sorry to hear of your dads passing. Sending lots of prayers to the whole family during this time love yall your little sister

Sorry for loss

Ed, I love you and will miss you. You were a very special big brother. Much love and prayers to you Gail. You took great care of him. Love to all my nieces and nephews.

Tommy, We are so sorry for your terrible loss. Boy, you look like him. If you need to talk, call. You could also pm us. We are here for you. Love you. Bonnie and family.

Tommy, we are all so sorry for your terrible loss. Boy,you look like him. If you need us, call. You also could pm us. We are here for you. Much love and many hugs. Bonnie and family.

I'm very sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you, Josh and rest of your family at this difficult time in your lives.

with heartfelt sympathy to you all. and wishing you blessings always. xoxo

Gail & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care !!

We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle,and friend. Ed was a gentle, caring man who will be missed. With his loss, the world is a little less kind.

We are so sad for all of you at the loss of a great and giving guy. We are praying for strength and peace for you all. We will so miss him in SS class

my condolences to the entire family. i am so very sorry for your loss.

Doug, Marissa, Logan & Morgan. We are so sorry for your loss. Although we did not meet your father Doug, he sounds like a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort and peace.

So sorry about your loss, he was a great person, and a good friend. Sending prayers for strength.

Sorry for your loss, he was always good to me.

We are so sorry for your loss. Ed was a good, kind hearted man, doing what he could to look out for others. We will be praying for your family.

We are very sorry for your loss.

Sad to Ed's passing our prayers are with his family.

Uncle Ed will be missed by many. Sending our love, prayers and strength for all of you.

Uncle Ed will be greatly missed. Sending love, prayers and strength for all.

Tommy I am so sad to hear this Your dad was the sweetest man He was so kind and caring He will be deeply missed I Love you If you need me i am always here Love you

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