Obit: Bertz, Ceceilia (1900 – 1963)

Contact: Betty Comstock


Surnames:  Bertz, O’Reilly, Maass, Bushnell, Sanford, Bogdonovich, Kraeger, Hayden, Ot?way, Reeves, Will, Yankee, Schultz, 

----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 01/31/1963

Bertz (O’Reilly), Ceceilia (20 AUG 1900 – 23 JAN 1963)

Funeral services were held Monday morning in Berlin for Mrs. Reuben Bertz, 62, a former Loyal resident, who died Wednesday, January 23 at 9:45 p.m. in the Berlin Hospital following a stroke.

The former Ceceilia O’Reilly was born on August 20, 1900 at Hortonville.  She was the daughter of Michael and Emma (Maass) O’Reilly.

She received her education at Sacred Heart Grade and High School in New London.  In 1917 the family moved to a farm in the Granton area and she graduated from the Neillsville High School.  Mrs. Bertz attended Neillsville Teacher’s Training School and Stevens Point Teacher’s College.  She later taught at Franklin and Lyons Schools in this area.

On November 14, 1921, she was married to Reuben Bertz in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville.  They farmed in the town of Loyal until 1953 when they moved to Berlin and have resided there since.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bertz is survived by eight daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Virginia) Bushnell, Lodi; Mrs. Josh (Rosemary) Sanford, Reedsburg; Mrs. Edward (Marilyn) Bogdonovich, Greenwood; Mrs. Ivern (Colleen) Kraeger, Hales Corners; Mrs. Max (Joann) Hayden, Azore Islands; Mrs. Jerome (Darlene) Ot?way), Berlin; Mrs. Robert (Donna) Reeves, Neshkoro; and Mrs. Gilbert (Deanna) Will, Fond du Lac; two sons, Robert, Loyal; and David, Withee; and thirty-one grandchildren.

Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Florence O’Reilly, Marshfield; Mrs. Mary Yankee, Neillsville; Mrs. Reuben (Emma) Schultz, Shell Rock, Iowa; six brothers, Thomas O’Reilly, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Francis O’Reilly, Thiensville; Vincent O’Reilly, Milwaukee, Lawrence O’Reilly, Leonard O’Reilly, and Basil O’Reilly, Marshfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, William, who died in March, 1961.




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