Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Thomas Van Tassell will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. Burial will be in Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland.
Bertha Magdeline Abele, the daughter of John and Augusta (Thiessen) Schacht, was born September 24, 1922, in Germany. Her childhood years were spent in Peterson, where she received her education, graduating in 1942.
Bertha married Robert Abele in Spencer. To this union, one son was born, John.
Bertha moved to Spencer in 1948. She did housecleaning, worked as a waitress and was a hairdresser for many years, until her retirement. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Spencer. Bertha was also a member of the Eagle's Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Marga Clucker.
Mrs. Abele is survived by one son, John Abele, of Spencer; one sister, Esther Klitt, and her husband, Earl, of Michigan; other relatives and friends.