Lewis Bertling, 76, of Fayetteville died Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at St. Mark’s Medical Center in La Grange. Lewis was born in Cistern on Feb. 26, 1938, the son of George and Ora (Needham) Bertling. He married Ruby Krause on April 4, 1964.
Lewis was a heavy equipment operator and retired after 27 years of service; and after his retirement, he worked for Fritsch Cattle Company for eight years. He was a very hard working man who loved the outdoors, fishing and competing in the barbeque cook-offs. He is survived by his wife, Ruby, of 50 years; daughter, Brenda Schihab and husband, William; four sons: Neal Bertling, Kenneth Bertling, Gary Bertling and wife, Karen; and Ronnie Bertling all of Fayetteville; brother,