Brett Poertner



Brett Michael Poertner, 47, Gerald passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Mercy Washington.
He was born Jan. 10, 1974, to Keith and Linda (Ketterer) Poertner in Washington.
When he wasn’t cheering on the Chiefs he was outdoors, often fishing. Brett’s big smile and never-ending lame jokes made him a friend to many.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Ethel Werner, Richard Poertner, Bob Burkhalter and Ray and Irene Ketterer.
He is survived by parents Linda Trest of Gerald and Keith and Debbie Poertner of Midland, Texas; son Devin Poertner of Kirkwood; daughters Destiny Pottebaum and husband Nick of Washington and Erika Harmon and husband Brendon of Camdenton; girlfriend Jessica Reese of Washington; grandmothers Mary Poertner of Washington and Wanda Burkhalter of Midland, Texas; brothers Micah Trest and wife Courtney and Cody Trest all of Gerald; sisters Brandy Bass and husband Al of Foristell, Megan Trest and husband Jared Gunn of Union and Tara Mahurin of Gerald; and one grandson.
No formal services will be held, his body was cremated.


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