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Clyde Oscar Bersch

10/17/1948 - 05/01/2024
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Clyde Oscar Bersch, age 75, died at his home in Winneconne, on May 1, 2024. He was born on October 17, 1948, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of the late Merriman E. and Florence R. (Peterson) Bersch also from Winneconne.

Clyde worked in the construction industry for many years. He also helped many friends and relatives with a variety of other jobs including tree cutting, hauling various loads in his dump truck, installing kitchen and bathroom cabinets, helping people move their households and various other things throughout the years.

Clyde enjoyed deer hunting with his Uncle Arnold Bersch, his brothers John and Carl, with his nephew Berkeley Blum and, with friends. Clyde very much loved to fish, both in open water and on the ice. When Clyde was a boy, he fished in a red wooden row boat with his father Merriman, and his two brothers Carl and John. His sisters Gwen and Kathy remember them returning from Lake Winneconne with long stringers of fish and the subsequent cleaning of the fish by the lakeshore afterwards and, of course, the entire family shared the bounty at the dinner table. He also enjoyed playing Bingo at the Marine Corps League with his mother and his siblings and their spouses.

Clyde honorably served in the United States Army in Germany and England from 1969 to 1971.

Clyde is survived by his brother, Carl F. Bersch of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; his two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gwendolyn A. and Michael S. Biddle of Winneconne, and Kathleen M. and Dr. Marc C. Blum of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He is furthered survived by his niece, Patty Bersch; Patty’s son, Jamie Bersch; and Jamie’s son, Silas Bersch. Clyde is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Madeleine Ashley Blum and Jay Kurtz, Berkeley and Ali Blum and their son Jace and daughter Lila, Chelsea and Ian Chabal and their sons Noah and Eric, and Merriman and Marine Blum and their daughter Lana.

In addition to his parents, Clyde was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, John M. and Shirley Bersch; and his sister-in-law, Donna M. Bersch.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. Military honors will be held on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date at the Winneconne Cemetery.

If you wish, please submit online condolences/memories to muellerfh.net.

In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed to the American Legion Post 364 in Winneconne.

May God Bless you and keep you Clyde, we miss you already.

CHARLES JOHNSON wrote on May 13, 2024
Clyde and I were the same age. I remember the 5 boys from our 2 families walking the shores of Lake Winneconne looking for what ever was washed on shore, mainly dead sheaphead, and getting the lucky stones from their heads, and playing kick the can at night. Will not be able to come, but am thinking of all you.

Joan Moran Case wrote on May 8, 2024
Sorry to lose another cousin. Also sorry I'm not able to attend the service. I'll be thinking of all of you . Rest in peace, Clyde. Joan Case

Tim wrote on May 7, 2024
Rip peace Clyde class of 1967 WHS TimH