David E. Gertsch, 48

David E. Gertsch, of Hidden Valley Drive in Cedarburg, passed away 
Friday evening, Dec. 9, 2011 at Horizon Hospice in Mequon. He was 48 
years old.

David was born Feb. 3, 1963 in Milwaukee, the son of Eugene and Karen 
Van Altena Gertsch. For 12 years , David worked as a tool and die 
maker at Carlson Tool in Cedarburg. On Feb. 20 of this year, he was 
united in marriage with Rosalinda Soto at First Congregational Church 
in Port Washington.

David was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was an 
avid Harley rider, and his numerous woodworking projects will be 
cherished by those closest to him.

David is survived by his wife and best friend Rosalinda, and his two 
step-sons: Brad and Jeremy Heikkinen of Cedarburg. He is further 
survived by his brothers John Gertsch of Oregon and Bill (Sue) 
Gertsch of Cedarburg and their children Matt and Ryan, mother-in-law 
Joan Soto of West Bend, brothers and sisters-in-law: Patricia (Dean) 
Finley of Illinois, Dennis (Joy) Soto of Texas, Barbara Soto of 
Florida, Elizabeth (Dave) Doede of West Bend, Gilbert Soto of Texas 
and Marsha Soto of West Bend, nieces, nephews, other relatives and 

A Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 
Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167 Washington Ave. in Cedarburg with Pastor 
Jeff Suddendorf officiating. The family will receive visitors at the 
funeral home on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, 
memorials are suggested to Horizon Hospice. The Eernisse Funeral Home 
and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.