|Birth: ||Oct. 20, 1908|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 2013|
RONAN – Bertha Amelia (Baltz) Welker, 104, of Ronan, passed away Jan. 26, 2013, at the St. Luke Extended Care Facility.
Bertha was born Oct. 20, 1908, to Julius and Elsie Baltz in Marsland, Neb. She was raised on the family farm with two sisters and two brothers. Bertha "Grams" came to Montana in 1940 with her three children, Robert, Alvin and Jessie Rautz. She remarried and had a son, Jerry, in 1942 and a daughter, Alberta "Birdie," in 1947.
Bertha spent many hours outside tending her flowers, garden and animals.
Everyone was welcome at Grams' house, whether to buy a dozen eggs or share a cup of coffee. Grams loved her many chickens, cows and especially her flowers, which she tended with loving care. Grams was always there to lend a helping hand to all her family and friends.
Grams was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and sisters; sons, Robert and Alvin; and daughter, Jessie. She is survived by her son, Jerry (Sharyle) of Rollins; and her daughter, Birdie (Jerry) Hagfeldt of Las Vegas. She also has many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Luke Extended Care for the excellent care she received while living there.
Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Faith Lutheran Church in Ronan.
Shrider-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Services of Ronan is assisting the family with arrangements.
-Source: Missoulian; 6 Feb 2013.
Julius A. Baltz (1877 - 1954)
Elsie Effie Lashley Baltz (1889 - 1964)
Bertha Amelia Baltz Welker (1908 - 2013)
Jess Alvin Baltz (1911 - 1985)*
James J. Baltz (1917 - 1917)*
John Jackson Baltz (1919 - 1965)*
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
Record added: Feb 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104719558