|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2011|
Roberta "Ferne" Bertelsen, age 92, of Battle Creek, Iowa, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, Iowa, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverend Kevin J. Freese officiated, with burial to follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Battle Creek.
Born December 14, 1918, in Battle Creek, Iowa, Roberta Ferne Bertelsen was the daughter of Henning and Mary (Spotts) Schmidt. She grew up and received her education in Battle Creek, graduating from Battle Creek High School.
On June 30, 1943, Ferne was united in marriage to Norman Bertelsen in Battle Creek. The couple was blessed with one son, Roger.
Ferne was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, where in younger years she participated in many facets of the church. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and spent many happy hours playing cards.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Roger (Corry) Bertelsen of Ames; and two grandchildren, Nick Bertelsen of Los Angeles, CA, and Amanda (Dennis) Mokaya of Carbondale, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; an infant daughter, Barbara June; and a sister, Elsie Steffen.
Henning M. Schmidt (1890 - 1956)
Mary Melinda Spotts Schmidt (1887 - 1975)
Norman Arlo Bertelsen (1919 - 1981)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Nov 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80781711
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