Bertha Holke

Tuesday, February 11, 2003

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bertha G. Holke, 104, of Perryville died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home.

She was born Feb. 28, 1898, at Friedheim, Mo., daughter of John L. and Matilda Haupt Grossheider. She and H.J. Holke were married June 3, 1917.

Holke worked at International Shoe Co. from 1925 to 1947, and was a domestic cook from 1947 until retiring in 1964. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Concordia Ladies Aid, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, and Berean Bible Class.

Survivors include a daughter, Viola McNew of Perryville; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home after 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Craig Otto will officiate. Burial will be in Home Cemetery.