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Bertels, Todd R. 1965-2022 | Obituary

TOPEKA, Kan. Todd Richard Bertels, 56, of Topeka, formerly of Nortonville, Kansas, died Thursday, March 24 at Midland Care Hospice in Topeka.

Todd was born November 13, 1965 in Winchester, Kansas, the son of Richard and Ann (Rosdahl) Bertels of Nortonville. He lived in the family home in Nortonville until he was six years old.

He became a resident of the Kansas Neurological Institute, where he enjoyed the dedication and compassion of staff for over 50 years.

Todd is survived by: his parents; brothers: Kevin (Jenny) of Oak Grove, Minnesota, Terry (Alice) of Topeka, Mark (Elizabeth) of Overland Park, Kansas; sister, Angee Noll (Ed) of Winchester; brother, Aaron (Mattie) of Rapid City, South Dakota; 12 nieces and nephews; eight great-nieces and great-nephews; and many caring aunts and uncles.

The Bertels family expresses their deepest gratitude to the skilled professionals at KNI, who became Todds’ second family, to the doctors, nurses and staff who cared for him on the seventh floor of the St. Francis Campus at the OHSC Health Center. University of Kansas and the Midland Care Hospice team.

Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nortonville with Fr. Lazar Carasala, celebrant.

Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Family visits will begin at 9 a.m. Monday at the church.

A parish rosary will be recited at 10:15 a.m. just before Mass, at 10:30 a.m.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Josephs Catholic Church in Nortonville or Midland Care Hospice.

Words of sympathy and remembrance may be left online at

The OTrimble Funeral of Nortonville is making arrangements. As published in the Atchison Globe.

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