Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Elizabeth L. "Betty" Bertke, 88, 4088 Fairground Road, Celina, died at 9 a.m. June 10, 2008, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Feb. 2, 1920, in St. Joe, to John and Zita King Steinbrunner, On Aug. 26, 1939, she married Elmer H. Bertke, who died Sept. 4, 1993.
Survivors are a son, John (Jane), Hendersonville, N.C.; a daughter, Mary Evelyn (Barney) Sudhoff, Celina; two brothers, Victor (Ginny) Steinbrunner, St. Marys, and John (Mary Ann) Steinbrunner, Coldwater; four sisters, Evelyn Moser, Celina, Margaret Gibbs, Sidney, Katharine Taylor, St. Marys, and Roseanne "Joyce" Schmittley, Geneva, Ind.; five grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Henry, Donald and Tony; and four sisters, Alvia, Phyllis Jean, Loretta and Clara Steinbrunner.
She retired from the former Mersman Tables, Celina, where she had worked for 45 years. She then worked at McDonald's Restaurant, Celina, where she retired after 15 years. She was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge Ladies Auxiliary, both in Celina. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the church. Burial is at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:15 a.m. Thursday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the State of the Heart Hospice, the Alzheimer's Unit at Celina Manor, or the church.
Condolences can be left at firstname.lastname@example.org.