Obit: Keller, Bertha Margaret #2 (1873 - 1958)



Surnames: Keller, Schaefer, Hessel, Lyles, Garbisch, Sprengler, Kieser, Amacher, Kuenzi, Goldamer, Olson, Ortmeier, Thompson, Schlinsog, Guk, Biel 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 04/10/1958 

Keller, Bertha Margaret #2 (24 May 1873 - 8 Apr. 1958) 

Mrs. Herman (Bertha) Keller, 84, died Tuesday evening at 8:20 at St. Joseph’s hospital, Marshfield, where she had been a patient for two weeks. Her death occurred unexpectedly of a heart attack while her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Schaefer, Charles Schaefer, and Miss Sylvia Keller and Mrs. Bertha Hessel were visiting her. 

The body is lying in state at the Zink Funeral Home. Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at Christ Lutheran church and burial will be made in the family lot in Lynn cemetery. 

Mrs. Keller is survived by four daughters, Mrs. C. H. (Lorna) Schaefer, Abbotsford; Mrs. Lester (Adeline) Schaefer, Mrs. William (Alma) Lyles and Mrs. Ed (Verna) Garbisch, all of Milwaukee. There are nine grand children and 14 great grand children. 

Mr. Keller preceded her in death a number of years ago. Their only son, Rollie, died Dec. 4. 

A complete obituary will be published next week. 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 04/17/1958 

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Keller who died April 8, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at Christ Lutheran church, followed by internment in the Lynn cemetery. The Rev. F. H. Sprengler officiated at the rites. The Misses Dorothy and Muriel Kieser sang, "Heaven Is My Home" at the church services. 

Pallbearers were Hans Amacher, Al Goldamer, Walter Kuenzi, Harry Olson, Henry Ortmeier and Ray Thompson. 

Relatives and friends attending were from Milwaukee, Waukesha, Marshfield, Neillsville, Granton, Lynn, Chili, Abbotsford and Round Lake, Ill. 

Bertha Margaret Schlinsog, daughter of William and Amelia Schlinsog, town of Grant, Clark county, was born May 24, 1873. She was married to Herman Keller, Sept. 18, 1894, and the couple lived on a farm in the town of Lynn until 1921, when they came to Abbotsford. 

Mr. Keller died July 7, 1944, and their only son, Rollie, died last Dec. 4. 

Surviving are her four daughters, Mrs. Ed (Verna) Garbisch, Mrs. Les (Adeline) Schaefer, Mrs. William (Elma) Lyles, Milwaukee; and Mrs. C. H. (Lorna) Schaefer, Abbotsford. There are nine grand children and 14 great grand children. 

She also leaves one brother, Herman Schlinsog, of Granton, three sisters, Mrs. Anna Guk, Greenwood; Mrs. Laura Biel, Chili; and Mrs. Bertha Hessel, Abbotsford. 

One sister, Emma, and four brothers, Carl, William, Henry and Fred, preceded her in death.  



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