Bertha Marie Kruger went to her heavenly peace on April 19, 2016. She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends.
Mrs. Kruger was born on October 31, 1915 in her home at Stewardson, IL.
She was the daughter of Louis and Gertrude (Walts) Klepzig. Bertha married Fred August Kruger April 15, 1934 in Stewardson. They had one daughter Ellen Jean. Bertha was preceded in death by husband, daughter, one sister and three brothers.
She leaves to cherish her memories a son-in-lawClifford Clark of Decatur; two grandchildren Carla (Luis) Paz of Decatur, Kevin (Laurie) Clark of Palm Harbor, FL.; four great grandchildren Matthew Clark of Montgomery, AL, Andrew Clark, Mallory Clark both of Palm Harbor, FL, Ellie Paz of Decatur and several nieces and nephews. Bertha was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Stewardson. Bertha enjoyed her 100 years on earth. She traveled in her younger years, loved to garden, quilting and being with her family.
Funeral services will be Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson is assisting the family. Burial will be in the Stewardson Cemetery.
Bertha and her family would like to express their gratitude to Bertha’s friend and neighbor Sue Schuler and her family for their friendship and help throughout the years, also thank you to all the nurses and caregivers that helped in Bertha’s final days.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church School Building Fund.