Todd Richard Bertels, 56, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of Nortonville, Kan., died Thursday, March 24, at Midland Care Hospice in Topeka.
Todd was born Nov. 13, 1965, in Winchester, Kan., the son of Richard and Ann (Rosdahl) Bertels of Nortonville. He lived in the family home in Nortonville until he was 6 years old. He became a resident of Kansas Neurological Institute, where he benefited from the dedication and compassion of the staff for over 50 years.
Todd is survived by his parents, brothers Kevin (Jenny) of Oak Grove, Minn., Terry (Alice) of Topeka, Mark (Elizabeth) of Overland Park, Kan., sister Angee Noll (Ed) of Winchester, Kan., brother Aaron (Mattie) of Rapid City, S.D., 12 nieces and nephews, eight great-nieces and great-nephews, and many caring aunts and uncles.
The Bertels family sends heartfelt gratitude to the skilled professionals at KNI who became Todd's second family, to the doctors, nurses and staff who tended to him on the seventh floor at the University of Kansas Health Center St. Francis Campus, and to the team at Midland Care Hospice
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Monday, March 28, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Nortonville with Fr. Lazar Carasala, celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 9:00 am, Monday, at the church. A parish rosary will be recited at 10:15 AM just prior to the Mass at 10:30 am. The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Nortonville or to Midland Care Hospice and they may be sent in care of O'Trimble Funeral Home, PO Box 267, Nortonville, KS 66060. Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com. The O’Trimble Funeral of Nortonville is entrusted with the arrangements.