Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Bertha J. Baltes Siegrist, 89, Celina, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 15, 2013, at her residence.
She was born March 28, 1923, in Versailles, to Leroy and Ella Frantz Baltes. On July 5, 1944, she married Cletus J. Siegrist, who passed away Nov. 12, 1987.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, David C. Siegrist of Celina, and John R. (Barbara) Siegrist of St. Marys; daughters Sharon M. (David E.) Hirshfeld of St. Marys, and Helen (Clark) Rasneor of St. Marys; four grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Earl (Bernice) Baltes of New Weston; and a sister and brother-in-law, Susan (Nelson) Barga of Versailles.
Also deceased are a son, Michael Siegrist, brothers, Ralph Baltes and James Baltes, and her sisters, Zelma Ernst and Rita Condon.
She graduated from Versailles High School in 1941. She was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church of Carthagena and a member of the St. Monica Sodality at the church. She was a past member of the board of directors for the National Ballroom Operators. She formerly owned and operated the Carousel Ballroom in Celina for more than 40 years with her husband.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Tom Hemm officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery.
Calling is one hour before services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Condolences may be made at LHDfuneralhome.com.