Obit: Bertz, Mary (1871 - 1958)
Surnames: Bertz, Bruce, Stone, Haas, Eggersted, Strathman
----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 11/27/1958
Bertz, Mary (12 Sept. 1871 - 24 Nov. 1958)
Mother of Colby Citizen Dies in Loyal Monday
Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Bertz died Monday morning at her home in Loyal of old age complications at the age of 87 years. Funeral services will be held in St. Anthony’s Catholic church in Loyal, this Thursday morning at 10:00 o’clock, Rev. Edward Bertz of La Crosse, a grand son, officiating. Internment will be made in the parish cemetery.
The former Mary Bruce was born on September 12, 1871, in Milwaukee, and was married to Joseph Bertz on April 7, 1890, at Hartford. In 1895, they moved to Loyal where they lived ever since. She was a member of St. Anthony’s church, the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Mary’s Altar Society.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Frances) Stone of Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. Alfred (Alice) Haas of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. R. W. (Evelyn) Eggerstad of Skokie, Ill., Mrs. R. W. (Gywen) Strathman of Colby; five sons, Ruben Bertz of Greenwood, Harold Bertz of Loyal, Leo Bertz of Pembine, Jerome Bertz of Loyal; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Bruce of Hartford and several grand children and great grand children. Her husband, two sons and one daughter preceded her in death.
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